An American Airlines jet that was not carrying passengers struck a shuttle bus on Friday night in what was the latest in a spate of unusual incidents at major airports.
Five people were injured on Friday night after an American Airlines plane struck a shuttle bus at Los Angeles International Airport in California, officials said, in what was the latest in a string of unusual incidents at major airports in the past four weeks.
The plane, an Airbus A321, had no passengers and was being towed on a taxiway around 10 p.m. local time when it hit a bus that was transporting passengers between terminals, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Emergency medical workers treated five people who were involved in the “low-speed” collision, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Four people were hospitalized. The tug driver who had been towing the jet was taken to the hospital in moderate condition, and the bus driver and two bus passengers were transported in fair condition, the Fire Department said. Only one person was on the plane, a worker, who declined to be taken to the hospital after receiving treatment, the department said.
This article originally appeared on the New York Times website.