Regional airliner damaged on landing in Germany

20th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

The two-engine plane was landing at Mannheim in western Germany after a domestic flight from Berlin operated by regional operator Cirrus Airlines.

Mannheim, Germany -- A Dornier 328 airliner overshot a German runway Wednesday and slammed into a barrier, but none of the 24 passengers or three crew on board were injured, airport and emergency services said.

The two-engine plane was landing at Mannheim in western Germany after a domestic flight from Berlin operated by regional operator Cirrus Airlines.

Fire services at the scene said the 32-seater aircraft, built in 1999, sustained serious damage to a wing and propeller, but offered no immediate explanation of why it failed to stop and came to rest in the grass.

All the occupants left the plane by its own stairs. The airport, a minor German field, was closed as an inquiry began.

DPA with Expatica

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