Fuel Truck Crashes Into Plane at LAX, Driver Hospitalized
The truck driver's condition was not immediately known, authorities said
The driver of a truck carrying fuel was hospitalized Monday after the vehicle crashed into an airplane parked on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
The fuel truck struck the engine of an American Airlines Boeing 757 jet parked at Terminal 4 around 4:15 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said in an emailed alert with updates on Twitter. The truck driver was extricated and his or her condition was not immediately available. News reports say that up to 40 firefighters were on the scene.
Scott said there was "no significant fuel leaking" on the tarmac.
LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said there were no passengers aboard the Boeing 757 at the time of the crash.
No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
*Physical Rescue * LAX; MAP https://t.co/CEXkl1XEWj; FS 51; Prelim: Fuel truck into airplane. No Fire. No significant fuel leaking... ^ES— LAFD (@LAFD) November 4, 2014
...Driver of truck trapped & requiring extrication. No other patients, NFD; Ch:7,12 @ 4:18 PM -Erik Scott###— LAFD (@LAFD) November 4, 2014
*UPDATE: LAX* Approx 40 FF on scene at Terminal 4. Fuel truck struck the engine of an unoccupied aircraft. The driver was...— LAFD (@LAFD) November 4, 2014
...rapidly extricated, treated & being transported to a local hospital in unk condition. Cause under investigation, NFD. - Erik Scott— LAFD (@LAFD) November 4, 2014