Cargo plane lands on fuselage at Istanbul Airport-Xinhua

Cargo plane lands on fuselage at Istanbul Airport

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-08 17:31:31

ISTANBUL, May 8 (Xinhua) -- A cargo plane landed on its fuselage at Türkiye's Istanbul Airport on Wednesday with no casualties, according to local media.

The emergency occurred at around 8:30 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) when the front landing gear of a Boeing 763 belonging to FedEx Airlines failed to open due to hydraulic issues, said the NTV broadcaster.

A video aired by the broadcaster showed the aircraft, "which was on a France/Istanbul cargo flight," landing on the fuselage on the runway.

Fire brigade and healthcare workers rushed to the scene, with no loss of life or injury reported.

Experts were reportedly assigned to investigate the incident.

Istanbul Airport is one of the largest international aviation hubs in the region.