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Strong Los Angeles winds lead to plane running into trash bin, blowing out two tires at LAX

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 2/3/2020 Rasha Ali, USA TODAY

Via CBS Los Angeles

It's not always sunny and beautiful in California — strong winds in the Los Angeles area caused damage to a cargo jet early Monday morning.

A little after 3 a.m., a 747 cargo aircraft was getting ready to takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport when it hit a trash bin that had been blown onto the runway, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The bin hit the nose gear on the airplane and resulted in two blown-out tires.

There were seven people on the aircraft, and none were injured.

According to the National Weather Service Los Angeles, winds were expected to be between 40 and 70 mph early Monday (with isolated gusts between 80 and 90 mph) and are expected to taper down in the afternoon. A wind advisory is in effect until noon PST Monday. 

Los Angeles World Airports, which governs LAX, deferred to the fire department's account of the incident. 



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