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Aircraft Overshoots Runway and Ends Up In Water!

On September 24, 2022 a West Atlantic 737 cargo aircraft, flight SWN5745 had departed Charles de Gaulle Airport at 2:50a.m. overshot the runway at Montpellier Airport in Southern France and ended with the front of the aircraft partially submerged in a nearby lake. The 3 crew members on board had evacuated without injury.

Airport operations were suspended as investigators and recovery crew were working.

What are your thoughts on this incident? What are some reasons for runway overshoots?

We look forward to your comments.

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