Plane Collides With Vehicle On Tarmac At Charlotte Douglas, One Person Injured

CHARLOTTE, NC — One person was hospitalized after an American Airlines flight collided with a tug while taxiing to the gate Wednesday afternoon.

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Officials say flight 5233 was arriving from Charleston, WV around 3:40pm when the accident occurred. Rescuers responded immediately to the scene and the tug driver was transported in stable condition.

Flights on the north side of terminal E will be unable to move, according to officials, until the investigation is complete. Passengers are advised to expect residual delays for regional flights departing and arriving at CLT.

American Airlines officials say the plane had 31 passengers and three crew members on board. No other injuries were reported.