Friday, 5 August 2016

DHL 737 skids off Runway

ASL AIRLINES B737-476 HA-FAX (CN 24437)    Photo from the internet

A DHL Boeing 737 lost control upon landing this morning, skidding off the runway at Bergamo Airport (IATA: BGY) and crashing through barriers onto a public road.
Shocking photographs snapped by horrified motorists show the nose of the ASL Airlines cargo jet resting on the ring road as it came to a stop during a thunderstorm.
The flight, which had arrived from Paris, smashed into the fence at Bergamo Airport (also known as Orio Al Serio) in Northern Italy.
It carried on all the way down the runway until the nose of the plane broke through barriers to a surrounding ring road.
Fortunately, the incident happened at around 4am and there were very few cars present.
The aircraft a Boeing 737-476 with the registration HA-FAX (CN 24437) belongs to ASL Airlines.
Miraculously the three crew members on board and all road users were unharmed.

                                    AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION

This aircraft actually started its life here in Australia with the then Australian Airlines.
Its first flight was on the 30th October 1991, and delivered to Australian Airlines on the 12th Nov 1991. Then on the 31st October 1993 it was repainted into the Qantas colour scheme and stayed in service until the 15th May 2013 where it left Qantas and flew to Victorville California.

QANTAS B737-476 VH-TJL (CN 24437)

On the 5th December 2014 Network in New Zealand picked up this aircraft and then on the 19th October 2015 it was delivered to ASL Airlines in Hungary

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