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Plane with 230 makes emergency landing in Warsaw

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 23:40

Warsaw: No one was hurt when 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.

"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 Boeing craft landing on its belly, with a few sparks flying as it hit the runway covered with flame retardant foam. There was no blaze but firefighters hosed the plane with water and foam as a precautionary measure.

Poland`s President Bronislaw Komorowski said he would award state decorations to the crew of the plane after briefly talking to the pilot on the phone.

"To all those involved, I say thank you with all my heart," Komorowski told a news conference.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 23:40
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