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8 injured after Aeroméxico plane, utility truck collide in LAX

Andrew V. Pestano

The Los Angeles Fire Department said an Aeroméxico passenger jet taxiing to its gate at the Los Angeles International Airport collided with a runway utility truck and injured eight people.
The incident occurred Saturday shortly after Aeroméxico Flight 642 arrived from Mexico City at about 2:30 p.m., the LAFD said. Though none of the Aeroméxico Boeing 737's about 149 passengers were injured, all eight employees -- six men and two women -- aboard the utility truck sustained non-life threatening injuries.
"The two females are more seriously injured, while the males have lesser injuries," the LAFD said in a statement on Saturday.
The collision caused the truck to overturn near a taxiway and the plane's right wing had minor damage. LAX said it is investigating the incident. The cause of the collision has not yet been revealed.

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