Cargo plane overshoots runway in Italy, crashes into ring road

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Rome – A cargo plane overshot the runway during landing on Friday and crashed into a ring road near Italy’s Bergamo airport, but there were no injuries.

A B737 400 coming from Paris and operated by DHL ran into problems at about 4 am (0200 GMT), Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority ENAC said in a statement.

The pilot and co-pilot, the only people on board, were both unhurt, ENAC said.

The Orio al Serio airport, some 50km North-East of Milan and used by low-cost passenger airlines, was closed until shortly before 7 a.m.

However, a couple of hours later traffic was still disrupted, with departures delayed.

Italy’s National Agency for Flight Security (ANSV) said in a statement it sent a team to the site of the accident to investigate.

It reported that the plane was “seriously damaged. (dpa/NAN)

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