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Plane overshoots runway in Italy, ends up on highway

Italian aviation officials say pilot and first officer both unhurt when Boeing 737 400 botched its landing from Paris

A DHL plane lands up on a highway after bursting through a perimeter fence at Orio al Serio airport in Bergamo, Italy, on August 5, 2016. (screen capture: YouTube)
A DHL plane lands up on a highway after bursting through a perimeter fence at Orio al Serio airport in Bergamo, Italy, on August 5, 2016. (screen capture: YouTube)

MILAN — A DHL cargo plane skidded off a runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio airport in Italy overnight Thursday-Friday, its nose busting through a perimeter fence and onto a provincial highway.

Officials said no one was injured.

The low-cost airline and cargo hub near Milan was closed for about two and a half hours early Friday, creating delays during the busy summer travel period. Some flights were rerouted to Milan’s Malpensa airport.

Television images showed the plane’s nose partially blocking a roadway flanked by emergency vehicles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep9mkjHeq5E

Italian aviation officials said the Boeing 737 400 overshot the runway on landing from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport just after 4 a.m. The pilot and first officer were both uninjured. The cause was under investigation.

The Bergamo airport is Italy’s third-busiest, with over 10 million passengers last year.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press

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