A second Boeing plane was forced to conduct an emergency landing over the weekend after a flight departing the Netherlands experienced significant engine failure.
The Boeing 747-400 cargo plane, operated by the charter airline service Longtail Aviation and traveling from Maastricht, Netherlands, to New York, was forced to land shortly after taking off Saturday due to a significant engine failure, CNN reported. After airplane parts fell from the plane onto the town of Meerssen, Netherlands, injuring two people, the plane’s crew conducted an emergency landing in Belgium.
“Our flight crew dealt with this situation professionally and in accordance with the correct aviation standards, resulting in a safe and uneventful landing,” said Martin Amick, accountable manager for Longtail Aviation, according to CNN. “We are now in the process of working closely with the Dutch, Belgian, Bermuda and UK authorities to understand the cause of this incident.”
Of the injured people, one was rushed to the hospital, according to Dutch safety inspector Veiligheidsregio, CNN reported. Cars and houses were damaged from falling debris as well. (Read more from “Another Boeing Plane Falls Apart Mid-Flight” HERE)