American Airlines jet and shuttle bus collide on taxiway at LAX, leaving 4 hospitalized

Saturday, February 11, 2023
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four people were hospitalized after an American Airlines jet and a shuttle bus collided on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

The "slow-speed collision" was reported just before 10 p.m. Friday near the south side of a terminal.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a tug driver was taken to a hospital in moderate condition, the bus driver and two passengers were transported in fair condition and the one person inside the plane, a worker, was treated, but declined to be taken to a hospital.

The plane was being towed from a gate to a parking area when it swiped the bus, the airport said.

"We thank our partners @LAFD for quickly responding and treating passengers from the bus," LAX tweeted. "Other LAX operations remain normal."

A large skid mark from the plane's tire was visible, and the bus' windshield had extensive damage.

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