A cargo jet crashed while taking off, breaking in half
It is reported that a cargo jet in Costa Rica skidded off of the runway during landing, splitting into two parts.
The President of DHL, a cargo carrier, said both pilots were unharmed.
Thursday’s incident in San Jose where a DHL jet broke in half while landing caused much inconvenience, but there were no injuries.
The Boeing 757 took off from Juan Santamaria airport. The fire department said there was a failure of the hydraulic system, so the plane returned to La Ceiba Airport just after take-off.
Costa Rican Airlines flight 692, which carried 200 passengers and crew members, crashed in San Jose International Airport after sharply swerving to the left just past the runway and narrowly missing a nearby residential complex. It hit a tree and then broke in two at around 5:30 pm. Twenty people sustained injuries that ranged from mild burns to fractures of the spine & pelvis.
This is a slight repost from a news article. Appears to be about preventing jet fuel from seeping into the water.
No one was injured in the incident and negotiators are in contact with the hijacker. – DHL spokesperson “It is our understanding that the hijacker has been identified as a FedEx employee,” FedEx spokesman David Westrick says in a statement. “Our primary concern now is for the safety of our team members and those involved,” FedEx says it was able to reach out to the family of one of its employees who had been taken hostage by what it believes was a disgruntled employee.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane carrying an unknown number of people from Memphis to Louisville, Kentucky, diverted to Chicago’s Midway Airport and landed around 5:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday after the pilot reported that he was being hijacked by a passenger armed with what appeared to be a handgun.”
A spokesman for DHL said the company was working with airport authorities to move the plane so flights could resume. He also said an investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the incident. A spokesman for Barcelona’s El Prat airport said the second suitcase was removed from the plane and its owner had been informed.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is a subsidiary of DHL.
Luis Miranda, the coordinator for Civil Aviation of Costa Rica, said the PSA54/HJA34 plane departed at 3:11 PM on November 2nd and was only 35 miles away from its intended destination in Guatemala City. It’s been confirmed that the plane was carrying only two crew members and about 2.5 hours’ worth of fuel.
As of today, the San Jose International Airport is still closed. Some flights are being diverted to Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, about 125 miles northwest of San Jose.