Plane being towed collides with bus in Los Angeles
An American Airlines plane being towed on a taxiway collided with a shuttle bus at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring five people.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday it was investigating the Airbus A321 incident that occurred Friday night. It had no passengers.
The airport tweeted that the plane was being towed from a gate to a parking area when it “made contact” with a shuttle bus carrying passengers between terminals.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said four people were taken to hospitals after the “low-speed collision,” which occurred at about 10 p.m.
The health condition of the driver of the trailer pulling the plane was fair, and that of the bus driver and two passengers was fair, the department added.
The only person on the plane, a worker, was treated but refused to be taken to a hospital, according to fire officials.
Airport operations were not interrupted, the airport administration said.
It was possible to see the footprint left by the plane’s tire when it skidded, and the bus’s windshield was badly damaged, according to ABC7.com.