A Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed in Brussels after take off. The pilot said he had heard a loud noise before the plane crashed and was torn into two at the end of the runway.
The plane was heading to Bahrain today (25 May 2008). The flight crew survived the crash with light injuries and they were taken to hospital. Fortunately the plane did not catch fire when it hit the ground. The rescue team howeever covered the wings with fire proof foam, because it was still full of kerozene.
The plane was operated by the US based Kalitta Air.
The reason of the crash is still unknown.
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