Friday 20 January 2017

Plane crashes onto busy Italian road after overshooting runway

Published 05/08/2016 | 11:41

The plane after overshooting the runway Credit: @MarcoMauriPude/Twitter
The plane after overshooting the runway Credit: @MarcoMauriPude/Twitter

A DHL cargo plane crashed on to a busy Italian road early on Friday morning after overshooting the runway at an airport north-east of Milan.

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The two-person crew of the aircraft escaped unharmed from the incident, and there were no injuries on the ground.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed the aircraft's belly resting on a two-lane road with the nose poking on to another highway and resting on a guard rail.

Local media said there had been bad weather in the area at the time of the crash, which occurred just after 4am local time (3am BST) on Friday morning.

The airport was reopened by 7am, but ENAC said travellers should contact the airlines to make sure their flights are operating.

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