Maastricht – Parts of an airplane crashed into residential areas twice on Saturday. In the Netherlands, pieces of metal from a Boeing crashed and injured two people. Several cars and houses were damaged, according to police. On the same day, a plane in the USA lost parts over residential areas near Denver, as the police in Broomfield announced on Saturday afternoon (local time).
In the incident in the Netherlands, shortly after the Boeing took off in Maastricht, a fire broke out in one of the four engines of the machine, as the police in Maastricht announced on Saturday. It was said that some pieces of metal fell to the ground over Meerssen in the north of Maastricht. An elderly woman was hit in the head and had to be hospitalized. A child was also reportedly slightly injured and burned when trying to pick up debris from the floor. The authorities are investigating the incident.
The plane later landed in Liège, Belgium. It was actually en route from Maastricht Aachen Airport to New York.
Airplane parts crashed into residential area in Denver
In the US state of Colorado, parts of an airplane crashed into several residential areas not far from the city of Denver, according to the police there. Police photos showed that a large part of the aircraft had landed in the front yard of a house. Other parts fell on a sports field.
The police spoke of problems with the engine.
The incident is being investigated. (WHAT / dpa)