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Plane Overshoots Runway in Italy, Ends Up in Roadway

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By    |   Friday, 05 Aug 2016 02:24 PM

A cargo plane overshot a runway at the Orio al Serio International Airport in Bergamo, Italy, and crashed into a nearby roadway early Friday morning.

The incident, involving a Boeing 737-400 airplane used by DHL, occurred around 4:07 a.m. in Italy's Lombardy region, noted The Guardian. The airport was temporarily closed and the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera stated that it reopened at 6:47 a.m.

The Aviation Herald reported that the airplane, which was arriving from Paris, landed in thunderstorms and poor weather, breaking through the airport perimeter fence, a parking lot, and a roadway guardrail. The airliner stopped some 580 meters, or 1,900 feet, past the end of the runway, causing substantial damage to the craft, noted the Herald.

"It is understood that there was heavy rain at the airport at the time of the incident," ASL Airlines Hungary, which owns the aircraft, said in a statement, according to CNN. "A rapid response team has been dispatched from the airline's headquarters in Budapest."

Italy's ANSV, the Italian agency in charge of investigating aircraft incidents, stated that the plane's captain and first officer were unharmed in the accident and that an investigation team was sent to the scene.

The Independent reported that local Italian media stated that there were motorists on the road where the plane stopped, but no one in their vehicles was hurt.

The Daily Mail reported that several passenger flights to Bergamo, Italy were canceled because of the crash. The airport is Italy's third-busiest, with more than 10 million passengers last year, noted the Daily Mail.

One Twitter user posted several pictures from the scene of the accident.

 

 

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