Runway closed but no casualties
FN is reporting that there was a plane accident this afternoon, although not serious, at Porto Santo airport, with a C295 aircraft that, upon landing, ended up destroying the landing gear, which supposedly did not leave as it should, becoming immobilized on the runway.
The runway, for some time, was unusable. Fortunately, there were no personal injuries to be regretted with the plane accident. The photos are by the photographer Pedro Menezes, based in Porto Santo, who shared them on his Facebook page and to whom we give due credit.
Later, with the assistance of two cranes, the runway was cleared and the F-16 fighters that came to the archipelago to partipate in the Portugal Day celebrations were able to return to their base on the mainland
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