Cargo jet plane skids off runway at Italian airport before crashing to busy road. DHL cargo plane flying from Paris overshoots the runway at Italian airport before crashing on to busy road.
A DHL cargo jet plane has overshot at an Italian runway, before crashing on to a busy road. The jet, which had flown from Paris in France, smashed through barriers before coming to rest in front of stunned motorists, driving past Bergamo Airport in the country’s north.
Dramatic pictures show the nose of the ASL Airlines Boeing 737 400, which was chartered by courier firm DHL, wedged across an airport ring road. Other photos show the path of destruction left by the jet, as it skidded off the runway and across an area of grass. Emergency crews at the airport, also known as Orio Al Serio, rushed to the scene at around 4am.
Local media said the incident happened during bad weather in the area, after flight 7332 had arrived from Paris Charles De Gaulle. Incredibly, no one was reported to have been hurt in the crash, and the three crew members were unharmed. Authorities said the airport was closed after the incident, before being reopened at about 6.45am. Twitter user posted images of the giant plane, lying across the road infront of cars.