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Landing Plane Bursts Into Flames At UK Airport

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Landing Plane Bursts Into Flames At UK Airport

A landing 747 cargo plane burst into flames at East Midlands Airport after arriving from Leipzig, Germany last night (30 Sept).

Despite the dangerous landing, no one is believed to have been injured, according to the Scottish Sun.

The aircraft was said to have caused a huge 'bang' noise on the runway whilst orange flames appeared from the plane.

As the plane came to a halt, huge amounts of smoke could be seen from the back of the jet's engine.

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Although we don't know what caused the incident, one witness says that the engine 'ingested something' as it came into contact with the ground.

Coincidently, last Saturday (25 Sept), another plane crash took place on the Teesside airport runway, per Northern Echo.

One patient is believed to be in critical condition, following the incident and two others are said to be in a stable condition.

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After the crash, the three people were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Emergency services were able to remove them from the aircraft, where one of those involved were taken to the hospital via Air Ambulance.

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The incident was said to have happened around 9:30am and an investigation has been launched to discover the actual reason behind the crash.

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Speaking on Sunday, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: "It has been a difficult weekend for everyone involved in the incident.

"We would like to thank our amazing customers who have been so understanding while the airport has remained closed.

"And the incredible staff at the airport who responded quickly and professionally under severe pressure.

"Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with the three people on board the aircraft at the time who remain in hospital."

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Although the airport was closed for most of that weekend, it is now up and running as usual.

Now, whilst stories like these are the reason millions are so afraid of flying in planes, the actual odds of being involved in an accident are extremely slim.

And for those who do happen to find themselves in such a situation, the US National Transportation Safety Board did a review of national aviation accidents from 1983-1999, in which it found that more than 95 percent of aircraft occupants survived accidents, including 55 percent in the most serious incidents.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Tony Johnson/www.alexroebuck.co.uk

Topics: flight, Airport, Aeroplane, UK

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