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Korean Airlines plane strikes light poles at LAX, causes minor damage

This post has been corrected; see note below for details.

A Korean Airlines plane struck some light poles at Los Angeles International Airport, causing slight damage to one of its wings, authorities said Thursday.

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, airport officials said, according to L.A. Airspace, a Daily Breeze news blog.

The Associated Press reported:

The plane's right wing was scratched, but no one was injured. Two 30-foot light poles were bent.

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 and left Thursday morning.

[For the Record, April 18, 2:34 p.m.: A previous version of this post took too much material verbatim from L.A. Airspace, and the post was later supplemented with material from the Associated Press.]


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