Driver rescued after fuel truck collides with airplane at LAX

Authorities respond the scene of a collision between a fuel truck and an American Airlines jet at LAX on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (ABC7 viewer Ronald Hamlin)

A driver was rescued from a fuel truck after colliding with an empty airplane at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday.

According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the fuel truck hit the empty American Airlines jet at Terminal 4. Forty firefighters responded to the scene. The fuel truck driver was trapped and had to be pulled from the truck.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The driver was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

Los Angeles World Airports officials said it was not immediately known if the accident impacted airport operations.

The crash did not cause a fire or a significant fuel leak.

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