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Plane crashes into passenger bus at LAX airport

Rhiannon Ingle

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Plane crashes into passenger bus at LAX airport

Featured Image Credit: KTLA

A plane has crashed into a passenger bus at LAX airport last night (February 10).

Paramedics and the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene to see to those injured. Watch the aftermath of the collision below:

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The plane, an Airbus A321, collided into a passenger shuttle bus at the busy Los Angeles airport at around 10:15 pm on Friday night.

The crash took place on the south side of the airport as the plane was being towed from a gate to a parking lot on a taxiway, KTLA reports.

While the American Airlines jet was not full of passengers, it has been reported that at least five people from the shuttle bus were injured.

Five people were injured in the crash. Credit: KTLA
Five people were injured in the crash. Credit: KTLA
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The news outlet reports that the five injured were treated by paramedics with the LAFD.

Four were subsequently transported to local hospitals for further medical assistance.

The tug driver was in 'moderate condition' while the bus driver and two of the passengers were listed in 'fair condition'.

A worker, the sole person on the plane at the time, was later treated for injuries. They declined transportation to the hospital.

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Two of the passengers were listed in 'fair condition'. Credit: KTLA
Two of the passengers were listed in 'fair condition'. Credit: KTLA

LAX Airport has since released a statement on the matter via Twitter.

It reads: "A jet being towed tonight from a gate to a parking area made contact with a shuttle bus, resulting in injuries to about 5 people."

The airport added a thanks to their partners at the LA Fire Department for 'quickly responding' and treating passengers from the shuttle bus.

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The airport thanked the LAFD for their quick response. Credit: KTLA
The airport thanked the LAFD for their quick response. Credit: KTLA

Footage of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the bus windshield and skid marks from the plane tires are visible on the ground.

The collision appeared to take place at the nose of the plane.

Paramedics and members from the fire department can be seen rushing to the parking area to attend to those who were injured.

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The bus windshield has severely damaged by the plane collision. Credit: KTLA
The bus windshield has severely damaged by the plane collision. Credit: KTLA

Despite the collision and hospitalisations, other LAX Airport operations 'remain normal', the company's statement revealed.

A PR representative from LAX told UNILAD: "There was no major operational disruption to LAX because of this incident and flights continue as normal.

They added that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

There have been six reported fatal air accidents last year which claimed the lives of 174 passengers and crew.

The Civil Aviation Safety Review has since released figures on aviation safety, reporting: "The current rate of one fatal accident every four and a quarter million flights and this year’s fatal accident rate is better than average over the last 10 years."

UNILAD has reached out to the Los Angeles International Airport for comment.

Topics: News, Los Angeles, US News, Travel

Rhiannon Ingle
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