DHL plane breaks in two after emergency landing and crash

DHL plane breaks in two after emergency landing and crash

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April 09, 2022 – 11:37 am watch

A DHL cargo plane broke in two after making an emergency landing at Costa Rica’s San Jose airport. The Boeing 757 machine had hydraulic problems, Costa Rica Fire Chief Hector Chaves said in a video message from Juan Santamaria International Airport on Thursday. There was no damage to both the pilot and co-pilot on board the aircraft.

Firefighters put out fire at San Jose airport

After landing, the video showed the aircraft going down the runway, then turning right, dusting off and resting in a depression next to the runway with a brake near the tail. The fire brigade used foam to douse the fire.

DHL plane crashes: RTL reporter sees machine lying in ditch

RTL reporter Silke Haas saw the DHL plane lying in a ditch.

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RTL reporter Silke Haas was on her way to Costa Rica for a holiday when her plane was intercepted. “I was already looking forward to landing with my little family after a long Iberia flight from Madrid to San Jose, when our pilot suddenly reported that he had to fly the Costa Rican capital for another hour due to a plane crash. Had to turn around,” you report. “The runway still had to be cleared. They also said that no one was hurt, but it made you feel a little uneasy in the air. After landing, about an hour later, we saw the plane that broke down in the middle DHL machine. Was gone. lying in a ditch by our right window.”

DHL plane emergency landing in Costa Rica: pilot had to return due to emergency

DHL plane emergency landing Costa Rica

The Boeing 757 had to make an emergency landing due to hydraulic problems.

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According to a report in the newspaper “La Nacion”, the plane took off from the same airport in the direction of Guatemala City, but had to turn back. The pilot had reported an emergency while in the air. Operations at the airport were disrupted for several hours. (DPA/BST)

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