Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Netherlands: Wreckage from an aircraft engine fell in a residential area


Dutch police have launched an investigation into the crash of a cargo plane two days ago. Boeing 747 400, resulting in two people being injured in the south Netherlands, as reported today in French Agency.

The incident occurred on Saturday, the same day as one similar incident in Colorado, in which another Boeing model, a 777, with 241 passengers he was forced to make an emergency reversal after the fire broke out in his right engine. Today, all Boeing 777s equipped with the same engine are stuck.

In Netherlands, It was a cargo aircraft, a Boeing 747 400, which had difficulties a few seconds after taking off, on Saturday afternoon, from the airport Maastricht Aachen, with the control tower detecting “engine fire”, according to a press release issued by the airport management on Sunday.

“A technical investigation is underway. Therefore, we will examine whether there is any responsibility for what happened. Boeing will be asked “, said a spokeswoman for the Dutch police, who did not want to be named.

The plane, which was bound for New York and was carrying goods, including pharmaceuticals, finally made an emergency landing at Liege airport in neighboring Belgium.

Dutch media published photos, which were circulating on social media, of the debris that fell to the ground in Mersen, near Maastricht. One of them had ended up in the body of a vehicle.


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“I was shocked the same with all the residents” the mayor, the mayor of Mersen told AFP today, Miriam Clermonts-Arez, who was an eyewitness to the incident.

The mayor, who lives near the airport, described that “she heard the flames coming from the plane”, explaining that “many fragments fell”.

According to her, at least two people were injured in the fall of the wreckage, an “old lady and a child”. The woman had to stay in the hospital for overnight follow-up.

Maastricht Aachen airport in the Netherlands said it was “sorry for the incident” and would try to contact the injured.

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