Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
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LOL: "Empty airliner rolls onto L.A. street"

The article just discusses how a mechanical malfunction caused a plane to roll away while being serviced. But my favorite line was this: "The plane was parked outside a maintenance hanger when it rolled away, according to a statement from American Airlines."

How random. It just "rolled away." Imagine driving along and seeing a plane come on out into the middle of the highway.

Heh...

Empty airliner rolls onto L.A. street
LAX spokesman calls it mechanical error

April 11, 2002 Posted: 1:53 AM EDT (0553 GMT)

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.

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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