Engine fire and crash of Brazilian Air Force plane in Haiti

A Brazilian Air Force plane crashes at Toussaint Louverture International airport in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The airplane involved in the accident is marked Força Aérea Brasileira and is part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)


Boeing B707 was carrying the fifth rotation of the 17th Brazilian contingent.

According to Haitian authorities, the Brazilian military plane Força Aérea Brasileira veered onto the grass next to the runway after one engine caught fire as the aircraft was taking off. As the engine was caught on fire, the landing gear became disabled. Fire crews were able to put out the fire.

It was reported that Brazilian Air Force plane was carrying 121 peacekeepers. Fortunately, there was any report of death or injury as a result of the crash on Sunday.

Pictures of United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) in Haiti

There were massive delay at Toussaint Louverture International airport following the incident. Since 2:00PM on Sunday, any plane was allowed to leave or land at the airport. The airplanes scheduled to land were diverted to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

By today, (Monday) all flights have resumed at the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Pictures of Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport

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