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Empty airliner rolls onto L.A. street

LAX spokesman calls it mechanical error

The empty Boeing 767 hit some power lines but hurt no one as it rolled into Los Angeles' four-lane World Way West.
The empty Boeing 767 hit some power lines but hurt no one as it rolled into Los Angeles' four-lane World Way West.  


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- An empty American Airlines jet rolled through a fence onto a nearby street at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning.

There were no injuries.

The Boeing 767 hit some power lines and its nose extended about 15 feet onto World Way West, a four-lane street used by airport employees, authorities said.

The plane was parked outside a maintenance hanger when it rolled away, according to a statement from American Airlines.

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An empty American Airlines 767 jet rolled through a fence at Los Angeles International Airport and onto a four-lane street (April 11)

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Gaby Pacheco, an airport spokesman, said the mishap appeared to stem from some sort of mechanical error. Airport police were investigating.

The plane rolled slowly enough that traffic on the street was not affected, Pacheco said.



 
 
 
 


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