Five hurt when shuttle bus strikes empty plane at LA airport

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: An American Airlines airline jet being towed on a taxiway collided with a shuttle bus at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring five people on February 10.

Following the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating the incident involving the Airbus A321 jet, which had no passengers on board.

The plane was being towed from a gate to a parking area when it "made contact" with a shuttle bus transporting passengers between terminals, the airport wrote on Twitter.

There was no interruption to airport operations, it added.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said four people were taken to hospitals after the "low-speed collision."

According to, a large skid mark from the jet’s tire was visible, and the windshield of the bus had extensive damage.