Chaos at LAX as China Southern Airlines plane slams into tow truck on the tarmac

  • Collision involving China Southern flight 328 took place on a taxi lane at about 11.55pm Thursday at LAX
  • The truck driver reportedly suffered minor injuries
  • There were no reported injuries among the 447 passengers and flight crew
  • China Southern flight and two American Airlines flights were cancelled
  • Cause of the collision remains under investigation

A tow truck collided with the China Southern Airlines plane it was pulling at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night.

The collision took place at about 11.55pm, airport spokesman Frederick Badlissi said in a statement to DailyMail.com.

He said that ‘an aircraft tug towing China Southern flight 328 for departure to Guangzhou hit the Airbus A380 aircraft.

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A tow truck collided with a China Southern Airlines plane that it was pulling at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night 

A tow truck collided with a China Southern Airlines plane that it was pulling at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night

The collision happened on a taxi lane between Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and Terminal Four around midnight

The collision happened on a taxi lane between Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and Terminal Four around midnight

‘The tug driver sought medical attention through his company provider. No injuries were reported among the 447 passengers and flight crew aboard the aircraft.’

The truck driver had minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Badlissi said that ‘The incident occurred on a taxi lane located between the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and Terminal 4.

‘Passengers deplaned by using portable stairs and were returned to TBIT, and were accommodated via rescheduling, refunds or hotel rooms.

‘While awaiting accommodations and rescheduling, passengers were provided bottled water and snacks.’

The truck driver reportedly had minor injuries. There were no reported injuries among the 447 passengers and flight crew

The truck driver reportedly had minor injuries. There were no reported injuries among the 447 passengers and flight crew

Badlissi revealed that the plane was towed at 4.30am to a gate at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

He said that ‘three flights were cancelled: the China Southern flight, as well as two American Airlines flights at Terminal 4, impacting approximately 1060 passengers’.

‘American Airlines accommodated the passengers on their cancelled flight,’ Badlissi said. ‘China Southern flight’s regular departure is 10:20 p.m.’

Badlissi said the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3929326/Tow-truck-pulling-China-Southern-Airlines-plane-LAX-CRASHES-aircraft.html#ixzz4R3Ov88Ot
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