LOS ANGELES, CA -- Federal officials say a plane carrying 78 people was forced to abort a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport when a car made a wrong turn onto a runway.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the incident shortly before noon Tuesday involved a Compass Airlines twin-engine jet bound for Kansas City.
The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1NGS81u ) an alarm sounded in the control tower when a worker driving an airport vehicle mistakenly turned onto the runway from a taxiway.
After air traffic control canceled the takeoff, the pilot applied the brakes and pulled off the runway after traveling a few thousand feet.
No injuries were reported.
The newspaper says the jet and car were apparently several thousand feet apart when the airliner came to a stop.