An American Airlines plane collided with a shuttle bus on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport Friday night, injuring five people.
The collision occurred shortly after 10pm local time as the American Airlines A321 was being towed from a gate and the bus was transporting passengers between terminals.
“The aircraft that was being towed from a gate to a remote parking lot came into physical contact with a bus traveling on the south side of the LAX airport,” said Los Angeles World Airports, the body of LAX government, in a statement to CBS Los. angels
“Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and treated approximately five people at the scene. There are no major operational disruptions at LAX.”
An American Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at LAX after a collision with a passenger shuttle bus Friday night.KTLA5
Of the five injured, four were taken to local hospitals, including the tow truck driver, who was listed in moderate condition, according to ABC 7.
The bus driver and two passengers were also hospitalized and are in fair condition.
Four people were hospitalized for their injuries.ABC7
The bus sustained damage to the front windshield.ABC7
Aerial view of LAX after the collision.KTLA5
The collision was reported shortly after 10 p.m. local time Friday. KTLA5
The outlet reported that only one person was on board the plane. The worker was treated for injuries but declined further evaluation.
The windshield of the bus suffered significant damage.
The airport confirmed the collision in a tweet and thanked first responders, but said “other LAX operations remain normal.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.