Fuel Truck Crashes Into Plane at LAX, Driver Hospitalized

LAX Fuel Tanker Crash - H 2014
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LAX Fuel Tanker Crash - H 2014

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. 


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