Shock video shows plane that overshot runway & nosedived into LAKE at airport

SHOCKING video has shown a plane overshooting a runway and nosediving into a lake, leading to three people being rescued from the aircraft.

The cargo plane barrelled down the runway at Montpellier airport in southern France at 3am this morning.


A Boeing 737-436 cargo plane crash-landed into a lake near Montpellier airport in southern FranceCredit: EPA
Air crash investigators are on scene after rescue crews evacuated three people on board


Air crash investigators are on scene after rescue crews evacuated three people on boardCredit: AFP

The airport has been closed until further notice and investigators have launched a probe into what happened, authorities confirmed.

All EasyJet flights between London Gatwick and southern France have been cancelled as a result of the humiliating bungle.

Montpellier airport – one of the 10 busiest in France – today told passengers it had shut its doors due to a “technical incident” and urged them not to go to the airport.

The West Atlantic Boeing 737 plane left Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and arrived at Montpellier in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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When the massive aircraft landed, it ran off the runway and nosedived into a lake.

Rescue crews evacuated three people from the plane.

Four members of France’s air investigations team are on the site conducting an investigation.

Photos from the scene show the West Atlantic plane lodged into a lake by the airport.

Two fire trucks and a van believed to belong to investigators can be seen nearby on land.

One forward door can seen opened and a rear door with a ladder on it.

The The Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses (BEA), France’s air crash investigators, tweeted: “Accident of @BoeingFrance #737 registered EC-NLS operated by #WestAtlantic / runway excursion during landing on 24/09/22 at the airport of @mplaeroport/ 4 investigators @BEA_Aero on site / opening of a security investigation.”

According to Flightradar24 data, the plane was travelling a very fast 160 knots when it landed and did not stop in time to avoid the end of the runway.

Confirming the flight cancellations, EasyJet said: “This is due to a non-easyJet aircraft incident at Montpellier airport.”

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According to The Independent, this evening’s flights are showing to be running as normal.

Domestic flights to and from Paris are also hit by delays.

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