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Aeromexico Plane Collides with Service Truck at LAX; 8 Injured

An Aeromexico plane collided with a service truck after landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th.

The incident happened when flight AM-642 from Mexico City, Mexico, was taxiing toward the terminal at Los Angeles airport.

The truck overturned due to impact. There were eight people aboard, including six men and two women; all of them were injured.

The Boeing 737-800 plane, carrying 149 people, sustained minor damage.

Suspicious Man Rams Pickup Truck into Southwest Plane in Nebraska

southwest_airlines_logoA man wearing boxers scaled a fence and rammed into a pickup truck into a Southwest airplane at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska, on August 25th.

The aircraft was bound for Denver, Colorado, when the man drove the truck and rammed it into the plane’s nose gear.

Two crew members and one passenger sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The man was taken into police custody for further investigation.

Single-Engine Plane Hits a Truck on Pyramid Highway

MustangA P-51 Mustang single engine plane which took off from Reno-Stead Airport and was en route to South Dakota crashed on Pyramid Highway just north of Spanish Springs in Nevada at around 8 a.m. on July 26.

The accident happened after an experimental Roscher built Thunder Mustang ‘Miss Picabo’ experienced mechanical failure and its engine stopped suddenly. The pilot and the co-pilot then decided to make emergency landing at Pyramid Highway and eventually crashed into a truck travelling northbound with at least 2 people aboard.

The aircraft caught fire after the crash. However, the pilot and the co-pilot managed to get out of it in just minutes. No major injuries were reported except for some scratches from broken glass.

Recalling the accident, the Pilot Fred Roscher of Cupertino said, “The plane was flying, and then, all of a sudden the engine just died….. We touched down and immediately hit him [the truck]… A couple minutes later, the plane caught fire and was completely consumed.”

Two lane Pyramid Lake Road remained closed for six hours.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the mechanical failure of the aircraft.

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