At 2:37 a.m. this Saturday, there was a storm in Montpellier. The Boeing 737 of the Swedish logistics group West Atlantic was just about to land at the airport in the southern French city. But something went wrong.
The plane went off the runway and was apparently blown into a nearby lake by the wind. One photo shows the jet stuck nose-forward in the water.
However, the airport is no longer in operation for the time being. “For security reasons, Montpellier Airport has been closed to cargo and commercial flights indefinitely until a specialist company moves the aircraft,” the statement said. Those who fly from Montpellier should find out more on the website.
Immediately you have also used the possible forces on site. 60 firefighters from the fire and rescue service, including specialists in water rescue, the rescue service, the gendarmerie brigade for air transport and airport employees. Investigators from the authorities are expected to arrive on site soon.
According to the airport, none of the crew members who were on board during the incident were injured. “Thanks to the quick intervention of the rescue workers, they were rescued and brought to safety,” the airport wrote in a statement.
The Boeing 737 with the registration EC-NLS is 29.7 years old according to planespotters.net. The West Atlantic plane is operated by Spain’s Swiftair.
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The original of this article “Wind blows Boeing 737 from the runway to sea” comes from aeroTelegraph.