Updated: Watch as Boeing 757 breaks in two in emergency landing

Watch as Boeing 757 breaks in two in emergency landing

Watch as Boeing 757 breaks in two in emergency landing Source: Twitter

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport reopened after it was closed following the emergency landing by the DHL Boeing 757.

The cargo plane had to mkemade an emergency landing and skidded off the runway resulting in the last third of the plane. Aeris, the airport operator said that it reopened at 3:30 pm local time, several hours earlier than expected following the 10 am. incident.

According to the company some 8,500 passengers and 57 commercial and cargo flights were affected by the closure.

The cargo plane, operated by DHL cargo, had to make an emergency landing at the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José after a hydraulic system failure according to Costa Rica’s Fire Chief Hector Chaves.

The accident, which happened on Thursday April 7th, was announced in a video message from the site.

It is understood that there were no casualties and that the pilot and co-pilot were unharmed.

The video shows the plane landing before turning at the end of the runway where it came to rest in a ditch with the last third of the plane nearly broken off.


 Fires services were on the scene to manage the incident after the Boeing 757 that had to make an emergency landing signalled head that they were experiencing problems.

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