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Korean jet hits 2 light poles at LA airport

LOS ANGELES — A Korean Air A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while
taxiing to its gate at a remote end of Los Angeles International Airport with
hundreds of passengers aboard.

Airline spokeswoman Penny Pfaelzer says the flight arrived from Seoul Wednesday
afternoon with 384 people aboard. She says an airport operations vehicle guided
the jet onto a taxiway that wasn’t wide enough.

The plane’s right wing was found to be scratched but no one was injured. Two
30-foot light poles were bent in the incident.

The A380 is the world’s largest commercial airliner, carrying passengers in a
double-deck configuration. It has a wingspan of nearly 262 feet.

A Boeing 747 replaced the A380 for a flight to Seoul that was scheduled for
late Wednesday night. The flight was delayed 11 hours.


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