Boeing 757 Operated By DHL Splits Into Two During Emergency Landing

A 757 cargo jet manufactured by The Boeing Company BA and operated by Deutsche Post AG’s DPSGY DPSTF DHL split into two upon making an emergency landing in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose.

What Happened: The incident, involving a DHL 757, took place at the San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport, tweeted Breaking Aviation News & Video. In a video shared by the handle, rescue services appear to be pouring water on the beleaguered jet. 

Social media users have shared videos of the accident-hit plane, whose fuselage appears to have split into two distinct parts. 

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Why It Matters: The DHL plane’s crew reported hydraulic problems with the 22-year aircraft after takeoff, reported Bloomberg, citing Airlive. Both pilots of the plane reportedly escaped the crash without serious injury.

There has been a spate of recent incidents involving Boeing aircraft. French air-safety authorities are probing an incident involving an Air France flight from New York to Paris. The pilots of flight AF011 told air-traffic controllers that the plane was not responding to their inputs while approaching the runway, Bloomberg reported separately. 

A China Eastern Airlines aircraft carrying 132 people crashed in China’s Guangxi province last month. All onboard were killed in the accident which involved a 737-800NG aircraft.

Price Action: On Thursday, Boeing shares closed 0.4% lower at $177.99 in the regular session. Deutsche Post OTC shares closed 2.3% higher at $44.17, according to data from Benzinga Pro

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Photo: Courtesy of Aero Icarus on Wikimedia

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