Saturday, May 20, 2017

Aeromexico, Boeing 737-852, XA-AML: Incident occurred May 20, 2017 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

XAAML Aeromexico, flight AMX642, Boeing 737. Aircraft on taxi to gate. Struck a box truck flipping it over. Injuries unknown to the truck occupants. No injuries to aircraft passengers. Damage to aircraft unknown.

Date: 20-MAY-17
Time: 21:27:00Z
Regis#: XAAML
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Aircraft Operator: AEROMEXICO
Flight Number: AMX642

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Boeing 737 Aeromexico jet collided with a supply truck that overturned Saturday afternoon on a service road at Los Angeles Airport, authorities said.

Eight people were onboard the utility truck when it was hit shortly before 2:30 p.m. on the taxiway. The right wing of the aircraft was damaged in the crash, but none of the 149 passengers and crew on board were hurt, LAX police said.

Eight people, six men and two women, suffered non-life threatening injuries, although authorities previously said one person was critically injured.

One of the employees was trapped inside and firefighters had to pull them out. The two women had more serious injuries, but none were critical.

According to a flight radar, the plane arrived at LAX from Mexico City.

Passenger Kole Chadwick said he was able to see what was going on outside his window after the collision.

"We just came to an abrupt stop and there was a really loud thud. We were actually seated right next to the emergency exit and we had a pretty good view of it and there was a truck tipped over on its side," he said.

Other passengers said the airline did not say what happened for at least 45 minutes.

"It wasn't a major hit to the extent of being uncomfortable. But we were all wondering, what did we hit?" Carlos Correal said.

An airport officer said it is a highly unusual incident and the airport is still trying to figure out the cause of the crash.

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LOS ANGELES ( – A commercial passenger jet and a utility truck collided on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday afternoon, leaving eight people hurt.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reports that the collision between the single-aisle Aeromexico jet and airport supply truck occurred before 2:30 p.m. on a taxiway shortly after the plane had landed. The crash caused the truck to overturn.

Eight people —  six men and two women — were hurt, All were on the truck. One of the patients was in critical condition. As of late Saturday, officials said all the patients were transported to hospitals and all were in stable condition.

There was no report of any injuries to passengers or crew aboard the plane. While deplaning, officials said one passenger complained about pain.

On Saturday evening, LAX made the following statement:

“At 2:27 p.m., Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Operations received notification of a collision between Aeromexico Flight 642 and a provisioning truck carrying 8 passengers as the aircraft taxied to its gate. LAX Airport Operations, LAX Airport Police (APD), and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) officials immediately responded to the collision and rendered aid.”

The Aeromexico plane — with 149 passengers — sustained some minor damage.

Ray Klosterman spoke to CBS 2/KCAL 9 over video chat while he waited to get off the plane.

“It was an abrupt stop, very abrupt, it was a big thump and then about two or three seconds later the plane just came to a stop,” Klosterman said.

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Eight people suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday when a Boeing 737 passenger jet collided with an airport utility truck on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

The collision happened just before 2:30 p.m. on the taxiway near Runway 25 Right shortly after Aeromexico Flight 642 from Mexico City landed, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The collision caused the utility/supply truck to overturn and all eight people on the truck, six men and two women, were injured, Humphrey said.  "The two females are more seriously injured while the males have lesser injuries,'' he said.

The nature of the injuries was not specified.

There were no injuries on the Aeromexico jetliner that had approximately 146 passengers and crew on board, Humphrey said. 

There was damage to the right wing of the aircraft but there was no fuel spill or fire.

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