Plane from New York carrying 230 crash lands in Warsaw

  • Reuters, Warsaw
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2011 01:31 IST

A Boeing 767 flying from New York with some 230 people on board made an emergency landing at Warsaw's airport on Tuesday after trouble with landing gear. No one was hurt.

"All safety procedures worked perfectly fine and, thanks to this, nobody was injured," said Leszek Chorzewski, spokesman for the Polish national flag carrier LOT, operator of the plane.

Live television footage showed the plane landing on its belly, with a few sparks flying as the craft hit the runway which had been covered with flame retardant foam.

There was no blaze but firefighters hosed the plane with water and foam as a precautionary measure.

Passengers were evacuated from the plane, which had circled above Warsaw before the crash landing. The airport remained closed for all other flights.

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