2 Die in FedEx Plane Crash in Japan

Plane landed on its wing and exploded
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2009 10:44 PM CDT
2 Die in FedEx Plane Crash in Japan
Firefighters work near a FedEx cargo plane after it crashed and burst into flames Monday on landing amid heavy winds at Narita International Airport.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A FedEx plane crashed at Tokyo's main international airport Monday, killing both pilots aboard. Caught in a gust of wind, the cargo plane landed on its left wing and skidded off the runway in a ball of fire, Reuters reports. Airlines have been rerouting passengers as firefighters clear the scattered remains of the Boeing MD-11 off Narita Airport's main runway.
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