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Cargo plane hits the road

A cargo plane that exited the runway after landing at a northern Italian airport slid onto a local road in Orio al Serio.

The two-person crew of the aircraft was unharmed and there were no injuries on the ground, Italy's civil aviation authority Enac said in a statement.

The Boeing 737-400 aircraft, operated by a Hungarian carrier on behalf of freight delivery firm DHL, slid through the airport's fences after landing at Bergamo's Orio al Serio airport north-east of Milan amid reports of heavy rain. The plane had just completed a night flight from France's Charles de Gaulle airport.

The airport reopened yesterday, hours after being temporarily shut down.

A spokesman for Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group, the parent company for the aircraft's operator, ASL Airlines Hungary, said the cause of the incident was being investigated.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'Cargo plane hits the road'. Print Edition | Subscribe