Plane tips up in unloading accident at Abu Dhabi airport (pictures)


A plane tipped up on its tail at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Wednesday while its cargo was being unloaded.
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The DHL A300 cargo plane had arrived at Abu Dhabi from Lahore as flight DHX520, reports Aviation Safety.

An airport spokesman told Gulf News: "We can confirm that an Airbus A300-600F aircraft, operating flight DHX520 from Lahore to Abu Dhabi by a DHL airline suffered a nose up incident during the offloading process at Abu Dhabi International Airport on 1 April, 2014."

Journalist Tarun Shukla managed to upload a pic of the scene onto Twitter, writing: "DHL Express plane decided to do some stretching at Abu Dhabi airport apron itself."

DHL, a German logistics company said it was investigating the incident and told Arabian Business: "DHL is liaising with the airport and relevant authorities in order to lift the aircraft to its proper position and to assess the damage."

While there were no human injuries, DHL said there had been some damage to ground handling equipment.

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