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Plane ends up in lake after overshooting runway in France; airport closed indefinitely

Because of over-shooting at the airport, the Boeing 737 cargo plane ended up in a lake nearby, in turn disrupting the services of the airport near France's southern Mediterranean coast, reports PTI.

Plane ends up in lake after overshooting runway in France; airport closed indefinitely

A cargo plane overshot its runway on landing and ended up nose-down in the water of an adjacent lake before dawn on Saturday, forcing the closure of an airport servicing France's southern Mediterranean coast. The three occupants of the Boeing 737, which was carrying air freight and came to a stop among reeds, grass, and water at the airfield outside of Montpellier, were reportedly saved uninjured. Authorities announced that until the plane has been moved, the airport is restricted to passenger and cargo flights.

The cargo plane operated by company West Atlantic overshot its runway on landing and finished nose-down in the water of an adjacent lake before dawn on Saturday.

The three people aboard were rescued unharmed from the Boeing 737 that was laden with air freight and came to a stop in reeds, grass and water at the airport outside the city of Montpellier, regional authorities said.

The airport is closed to passenger and cargo flights until the plane has been moved, authorities said.

With agencies inputs

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