Cargo plane breaks in two during emergency landing — Analysis

A Boeing 757-200 cargo plane operated by delivery giant DHL skidded off the runway during an emergency landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose on Thursday and broke in two.

This incident was captured on video. The plane lost its tail, and it went up in smoke.

Hector Chaves of the Fire Department stated that the pilot and first officers were evacuated safely and sustained minor injuries.

Luis Miranda Munoz, deputy director of Costa Rica’s civil aviation authority, told reporters that the plane was heading to Guatemala and apparently had a failure in the hydraulic system.

DHL issued a statement promising to investigate.

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