Video: Boeing Breaks in Half at Costa Rican Airport
Boeing Breaks in Half at Costa Rican Airport

On Thursday morning, April 7th, DHL 757 crashes after making an emergency return landing at San Jose Juan Santa maria Airport in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport was closed after the accident involving the Boeing 757-200 cargo aircraft, which saw a the pilot and co-pilot evacuated unharmed.

A Boeing 757 was involved in an accident when flight D0 7216 operated by DHL departed from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Guatemala City (GUA), but had to return to the airport after reporting hydraulic problems.

The aircraft is a Boeing 757-200F with registration HP-2010DAE, operated by the Panamanian subsidiary Aero Expreso (DHL).

According to local media, the pilots reported hydraulic problems at the time of the ascent. In the last hours, several videos and images circulated in social media, showing a hard landing and applying the brakes to the maximum.

At the end of the landing, the aircraft turned 180° and crashed into an embankment next to the runway, splitting the fuselage in two.

Emergency services immediately responded to the site of the aircraft to mitigate any initial fire outbreak. According to initial reports, both pilots are alive and uninjured, beyond the shock of the moment.