Thursday, February 25, 2021

Netherlands: Investigation after wreckage of a Boeing cargo plane – Two injured | WORLD


Dutch police have launched an investigation into the crash of a Boeing 747 400 cargo plane two days ago, injuring two people in the south of the Netherlands, according to AFP.

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

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

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«A technical investigation is being conducted. Therefore, we will examine whether there is any responsibility for what happened. Boeing will be askedSaid 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.

Netherlands: Two injured after falling debris

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.

«I was shocked the same with all the residentsThe mayor of Mersen, Miriam Clermont-Aretz, who was an eyewitness to the incident, told AFP today.

The mayor, who lives near the airport, described that “heard the flames coming from the aircraft“, Clarifying that they fell”many fragments». According to her, at least two people were injured in the fall of the wreckage, a “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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