Jet collides with truck at LAX airport

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CALIFORNIA — Eight airport employees were injured at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time when a large supply truck crashed into the wing of an Aeromexico passenger jet just after it landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday.

It’s unknown what caused the taxiing Boeing 737 to collide with the truck, but an investigation is ongoing, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The plane suffered damage to its right wing, but the truck was left overturned on its side, and the six men and two women who were inside were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Not one of the roughly 150 passengers and crew aboard Aeromexico Flight 642 from Mexico City suffered any injuries from the crash, although one passenger reported experiencing some pain after leaving the aircraft.

Ranking second in the nation as one of the country’s busiest airports, Los Angeles International sees approximately 700,000 takeoffs and landings each year.

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