4 Hospitalized After Jet Towed On Taxiway At LAX Hits Shuttle Bus
Four people were sent to the hospital after an American Airlines jet that was being towed at Los Angeles International Airport hit a shuttle bus late Friday, according to a new report from local TV news station ABC 7. The incident was first reported in a tweet by the airport, which said “about five people” had been injured, in an odd choice of words.
“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 official LAX account tweeted on Friday night.
“We thank our partners @LAFD for quickly responding and treating passengers from the bus. Other LAX operations remain normal,” the airport continued.
The incident reportedly happened just before 10 PM local time, when the plane was being towed from a gate to a parking area. Aerial footage of the aftermath showed the shuttle bus with a broken windshield and a large skid mark, presumably from when either the bus or the towing vehicle made contact.
The driver of the shuttle bus and two passengers were sent to the hospital. The driver operating the plane tow was also sent to the hospital, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department to ABC 7.
The current conditions of the victims are unknown but the tug driver had the most severe injuries, listed as “moderate” as of last night.