Plane Ends Up In Lake After Overshooting Runway At Montpellier Airport In France

A cargo plane ended up with its front end in a lake after overshooting the runway, resulting in the Montpellier Airport in France being closed "indefinitely".

Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake
Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake

The Boeing 737 overshot the runway at Montpellier Airport just before 3am local time on Saturday. The West Atlantic flight stopped as its front end got submerged in a lake.


Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake
Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake

Sixty firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Luckily all three people on board were rescued unharmed from the jet containing air freight.



Authorities confirmed that the airport is now closed to all flights until the plane has been removed.


Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake
Plane overshoots runway and ends up in lake

An investigation has been launched into how the incident occurred.


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