DHL cargo jet overshoots runway, skids into highway

BERGAMO , Italy, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A cargo plane operating on behalf of DHL overshot the runway at Orio al Serio International Airport in Italy, crashing through a barrier onto a busy highway.

The ASL Airlines Hungary cargo aircraft was arriving from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, in France, when it slid off the runway about 4 a.m. local time Friday.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737-400, ripped through an airport perimeter fence, a parking lot, a guardrail and came to a stop on the highway. Investigators have not determined what caused the cargo plane to slide off the runway. It was raining at the time of the incident.

The two pilots aboard and drivers along the highway were not injured.

The airport closed for a short period as a result of the incident.



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