Cargo Plane Crash Kills Crew in Japan

World | March 23, 2009, Monday // 09:13|  views

Freze frames captured by the CCTV at Narita international airport, near Tokyo. Photo by

A cargo plane has crash-landed in high winds at Japan's largest airport, killing both crew members on board.

The accident happened as the Federal Express (Fed Ex) plane arrived at Narita international airport, near Tokyo, from Guangzhou in China.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK showed dramatic footage of the plane bouncing as it landed on the runway, then bursting into flames.

Dozens of flights have been cancelled as one runway at Narita remains closed. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, the BBC reported.

The accident happened at about 0650 local time on Monday (2150 GMT Sunday).

The two crew were taken to hospital but both were confirmed dead.

Officials said the pilot, Kevin Kyle Mosley, was 54 years old and the co-pilot, Anthony Stephen Pino, was 49. Both were American.


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