DHL suspends Iraq service

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24 November 2003 , BONN - Global logistics concern DHL has suspended flights to Iraq after one of its cargo planes was forced to make an emergency landing at Baghdad airport with a wing on fire, its German parent company said. Aviation sources said the Airbus A-300 could have been hit by a surface-to-air missile shortly after it took off Saturday. Martin Dopychai, spokesman for DHL parent company Deutsche Post, said in Bonn: "We are still investigating the cause of this incident and have not yet made a fin


24 November 2003

BONN - Global logistics concern DHL has suspended flights to Iraq after one of its cargo planes was forced to make an emergency landing at Baghdad airport with a wing on fire, its German parent company said.

Aviation sources said the Airbus A-300 could have been hit by a surface-to-air missile shortly after it took off Saturday.

Martin Dopychai, spokesman for DHL parent company Deutsche Post, said in Bonn: "We are still investigating the cause of this incident and have not yet made a final assessment."

The plane, carrying a crew of three, landed safely. DHL, which flies up to three planes a day to Baghdad, will "decide how next to proceed at the beginning of the week", Dopychai said.

DPA
Subject: German news

 

 

 

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