An airport close to Costa Rica’s capital used to be quickly closed Thursday after a DHL shipment aircraft break up in two right through an emergency touchdown, officers mentioned. No person used to be injured.
The aircraft, a vivid yellow B757-200F airliner about 155 ft lengthy, used to be headed to Guatemala when it used to be compelled to go back to Juan Santamaria Global Airport, northwest of San Jose.
The pilot and primary officer at the aircraft, which used to be wearing freight to Guatemala Town, reported a “hydraulic factor” in a while after takeoff and needed to land, Daniel McGrath, a DHL spokesman, mentioned on Friday.
Video of the touchdown circulating on social media showed the plane skidding off the runway. Smoke used to be noticed billowing from it after it got here to a prevent, and emergency automobiles rushed to the scene.
The aircraft “sustained harm” upon touchdown, Claus Korfmacher, a spokesman for DHL, a package deal supply corporate based totally in Germany, mentioned in a commentary on Friday.
Greater than two dozen flights had been both canceled or not on time at Juan Santamaria Global Airport on Thursday, in step with FlightAware, a web page that tracks air go back and forth.
Aeris, which manages the airport, said in a short statement on Thursday that flights would resume by means of 3:30 p.m. native time and that it had labored temporarily with the government to deal with that morning’s “emergency.”
Pictures confirmed the nostril of the aircraft perched upon a hill and a deep separation close to the tail, exposing the shipment and inside. One of the most aircraft’s wings additionally gave the impression to be broken. Different pictures extensively circulated on social media showed firefighters spraying sections of the aircraft with foam.
Whilst no accidents had been reported, one staff member did go through clinical exams as a precaution, Mr. Korfmacher mentioned, including that the corporate used to be coordinating with the government to take away the aircraft from the realm close to the runway.
“DHL’s incident reaction crew has been activated and an investigation can be performed with the related government to decide what came about,” he mentioned.