A regional jet struck a luggage cart at Los Angeles International Airport last month causing minor engine damage to the plane, according to a Federal Aviation Administration report.
The incident happened on Nov. 1 when a Embrarer E-170 struck an “unattended” American Airline baggage cart, the report shows. The luggage cart struck the airplane’s left engine. It caused “two baseball sized dents.”
The report does not state which airline was operating the plane. But there are relatively few E-170s at LAX, and many of them appear to be operated by Compass Airlines for Delta Connection.
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Lufthansa Airlines is relatively comfortable with having cameras in its cockpits. As a result, we get some great video, like one above, from Lufthansa flight 456, which at the time of this recording was a Boeing 747-400 flying from Frankfurt to Los Angeles.
Some of the best parts of the video are also the most mundane. The two pilots spend a lot of time making wry comments in English and German about the flight. You’ll also notice that the pilots effortlessly switch between the two languages. English is the language of international aviation, so most of the official parts of the flight – like checklists and radio transmissions — must be conducted in English, even though German is the national language.