Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Riyadh

A MD-11 cargo plane operated by Lufthansa crashed Wednesday at King Khaled international airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - the local state news agency announced. The pilots escaped with minor injuries and they have been hospitalized. Before landing the pilots told the air traffic controlers that a fire ignated on board of the aircraft. According to the witnesses the plane was releasing a trail of smoke as approaching the airport. The MD-11 which was on a route Frankfurt-Riyadh broke in two pieces upon landing. The emergency teams managed to extinguish the fire but the airplane is completely destroyed.
Video Lufthansa cargo crash Riyadh/Lufthansa Absturz Riad


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