DHL cargo jet breaks in half on runway during emergency landing in Costa Rica

A cargo plane broke in half during an emergency landing in Costa Rica on Thursday.

The Juan Santamaria international airport was closed temporarily following the incident involving the Boeing 757-200 cargo aircraft.

DHL, part of Deutsche Post AG, said the crew was unharmed and that one member was undergoing a medical review as a precaution.

The accident happened just before 10:30 am local time (1630 GMT) after the plane, which had taken off from the Juan Santamaria international airport outside San Jose, was forced to return 25 minutes later for an emergency landing due to a mechanical failure.

Héctor Chaves, Director of the Costa Rican Fire Department, said that upon touching down in

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