FEDEX PLANE VEERS OFF RUN­WAY, CATCHES FIRE

The Welland Tribune - - WORLD NEWS -

Of­fi­cials say a FedEx cargo plane land­ing at a Lub­bock, Texas, air­port veered off the run­way, crashed and caught fire, but that both crew mem­bers walked away from the plane.

Lub­bock Pre­ston Smith In­ter­na­tional Air­port di­rec­tor James Loomis says the ATR-42 twin-tur­bo­prop air­craft landed just af­ter 4:30 a.m. yes­ter­day. He says crews ex­tin­guished the fire quickly.

The plane landed in a freez­ing mist, but Loomis says weather was not a fac­tor in the in­ci­dent.

The crew mem­bers were be­ing eval­u­ated at Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Lub­bock.

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