Fuel truck driver charged in collision with plane at Pearson

Five people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and a fuel truck driver was charged after a truck hit a plane on the tarmac at Pearson airport early Friday.

Authorities say the Air Canada Jazz flight with 51 people on board had left for Sudbury but turned around because of bad weather and was taxiing back to the gate when it was struck at 1:36 a.m.

A spokesman for Peel Regional Police says the truck hit the plane three times, and five people — the pilot, co-pilot and three passengers — were treated for minor injuries.

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