Published On: Wed, May 8th, 2024
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Horrifying moment Boeing plane smashes into runway after landing gear failed | World | News


Video footage has captured the terrifying moment a Boeing 767 crash-landed on its nose after its front landing gear failed.

The craft was travelling between Paris, France and Istanbul, Turkey, when sparks flew as it nosedived down onto the runway at Istanbul Airport.

According to reports, the aircraft, operated by FedEx, made a second attempt at landing, sending sparks flying as it made its way along the runway. 

This incident is the latest problem to hit Boeing after several aircraft experienced issues, including the door coming off one aircraft earlier this year.

In a statement following the incident, the operator of Istanbul Airport IGA said there hadn’t been any loss of life and that the rescue teams were “ready” when the plane landed.

The Sun reported the operator said: “The accident was taken under control without any loss of life with the immediate intervention of the İGA Istanbul Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting team (ARFF), which was ready on the runway before the controlled landing on the fuselage.

“IGA Istanbul Airport Rescue and ARFF continues its efforts to move the aircraft to a safe area and open the runway to flight traffic. Flight traffic and operations continue smoothly on all other runways, including the spare runways.”

Express.co.uk has approached Boeing and FedEx for comment.



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