Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake – forcing French airport to close ‘indefinitely’ | World News

An airport in France has been closed “indefinitely” after a cargo plane landed too far, with its tip falling into a lake.

The Boeing 737 launched over the runway just before 3am local time (4am UK time) on Saturday.

The West Atlantic flight was stopped in reeds, grass and water at Montpellier Airport, which serves the country’s Mediterranean coast.

The plane crossed the runway.  Photo on Twitter: BEA_Aero

60 firefighters were sent to the scene, about four miles from the French city.

All three people on board were rescued from the cargo jet.

Authorities said the airport is now closed for passenger and cargo flights until the plane is moved.

An investigation is underway into the incident.

Cargo plane overruns runway.  Photo on Twitter: BEA_Aero

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