Lufthansa Cargo plane accident in Riyadh
A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter had an accident this morning at 11.38 a.m. (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 plane was piloted by a two-man crew who were able to leave the aircraft down the
emergency slide. Both pilots have already been contacted on the phone, they are currently being
treated in hospital.
The MD-11 freighter, coded D-ALCQ, is severely damaged but a fire has been extinguished. On
board the freighter were 80 tonnes of freight.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated. A team of experts from Lufthansa Cargo is on
its way to Riyadh. Lufthansa Cargo is cooperating closely with the authorities in Riyadh and will
do its utmost to help clarify the reasons for the accident. At the moment, we have no further
details. We will communicate any further information immediately. Updates are also available at
The next press release will be published at 4 p.m. CET.
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