AP is reporting a FedEx cargo plane crashed during landing Tuesday at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), in my home state of Texas, USA.
Airport director James Loomis says both crew members were taken to a hospital, but FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz says both were able to walk from the crash. A supervisor at University Medical Center in Lubbock said the two crew members were being evaluated.
The ATR42-300F turboprop aircraft, registration N902FX, operating flight EM8284, was arriving from Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW) in a freezing mist, touched down before runway 17R while landing in Lubbock with a visibility of about 2 miles at 04:36 local (10:36Z). Airport officials say the gear collapsed, the airplane veered to the right, the right wing impacted ground and the airplane caught fire, which was quickly extinguished by emergency services. Munoz says the plane had skidded off the runway.
The plane was operated by Idaho-based Empire Airways under contract with Memphis, Tennessee based FedEx Corp.