SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A DHL shipment jet slid off the runway and broke in part whilst touchdown at San Jose’s world airport Thursday, shutting down the airport, however no longer injuring team.
The fireplace division stated the Boeing 757 had taken off from Juan Santamaría Airport simply west of the capital, however determined to go back after detecting a failure within the hydraulic gadget.
Héctor Chaves, director the Costa Rica Fireplace Division, stated that upon touchdown the airplane skidded, grew to become and broke in two, exposing its shipment.
“Gadgets mobilized to take away the pilot and co-pilot,” Chaves stated. “Then they carried out foam to stop a spill and now they’re operating on an earthen dike to keep away from any gas from achieving the drainage gadget.”
A spokesman for shipment provider DHL stated each pilots have been unhurt however one was once being present process a clinical test as a precaution.
DHL spokesman Daniel McGrath stated the corporate was once operating with airport government to transport the aircraft so flights may just resume. He stated an investigation can be carried out to resolve the reason for the incident.
DHL is a subsidiary of Deutsche Submit DHL Team.
Luis Miranda, deputy director of civil aviation for Costa Rica, stated the aircraft had long gone most effective about 35 miles from the airport when it asked permission to show again from its deliberate flight to Guatemala Town. He stated the pilot and co-pilot have been the one team individuals aboard the aircraft, which was once sporting most effective about 2½ hours price of gas. .
The airport management stated the crash would stay the airport closed to incoming and outgoing flights till no less than 6 p.m. Some flights can be diverted to Daniel Oduber Global Airport in Liberia, about 125 miles northwest of San Jose.