Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 crashes in Riyadh
26 / 07 / 2010
A LUFTHANSA Cargo MD-11 freighter crashed this morning at 11.38 am (local time) in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
The freighter – Flight LH 8460 – was on a flight from Frankfurt to Hong Kong with stopovers in Riyadh and Sharjah. The two-man crew survived the crash and are currently being treated in hospital.
The freighter – which had been carrying 80 tonnes of freight – is reported to have split in two and caught on fire, the fire having now been extinguished
The cause of the accident is still being investigated. A team of experts from Lufthansa Cargo is on its way to Riyadh.
The carrier said that no further information was available but that updates would be posted when available.