Cargo Plane Overshoots Runway in Italy, Ends up in Road
A DHL cargo plane overshot the runway in Bergamo, Italy, early Friday morning, and ended up in the middle of a road.
The Boeing 737-400, arriving from Paris, skidded past the runway and busted through a fence at Il Caravaggio International Airport.
Luckily, no injuries were reported, either of crew or motorists who were on the road. Flights at the airport were temporarily halted, and an estimated 2,500 passengers were inconvenienced.
“It could have been a tragedy,” a witness told Repubblica Milano. “However, at the time there were few cars, thankfully.”
“It was good the pilot kept the aircraft straight,” they added. “If he went to the right there could have been serious trouble.”
Corriere della Serra reported there was bad weather at the time of the incident—about 4 a.m. local time—and showed how the plane went past the runway and into the road.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, according to Repubblica Milano.
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