LOS ANGELES – Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at the Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a road when the plane’s right wing tip “has acted as a hook,” and lifted the back top of the high-profile truck and tipped over, airport Officer Rob Pedregon said.
Two people in the truck were seriously injured and six others had minor injuries, fire officials said.
Airport officials said no one was injured on the flight from Mexico City who, with 149 passengers and crew. The aircraft wing was damaged in the collision, the city’s fire brigade said.
Pedregon said a preliminary investigation has not determined the aircraft and truck of the speed at the time of the collision or how they came to be so close to each other.
“Someone made a serious mistake, we need to determine who it was,” Pedregon said, adding that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will get involved in the investigation.
Pedregon said the truck belonged to Irving, Texas-based G2 Secure Staff, which provides a range of services for airlines and airports across the country.
Messages to G2 and Aeromexico have not returned.