Wednesday 17 January 2018

Plane crashes into airport hangar

A plane has crashed into an airport hangar during a mechanical test in Chino, California.

Three workers were on board the aircraft, but were not injured.

The small passenger jet struck a hangar while it was taxiing during a mechanical test in Chino, California.

The incident is still under investigation by aviation authorities.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot apparently lost control during an engine test at the Encore Jet Centre.

It is believed that the mechanics were checking the engine and the plane's tyres were on chocks, but it is still unclear why the jet was dislodged.

There was initial concern of leaking fuel and electricity was turned off as a result by the local fire department, however this was simply a safety precaution and there has been no confirmation of a leak.

Nearby hangars and businesses were also evacuation as a precautionary measure.

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