Mellila F50 Crash
Nine injured in Spanish Fokker F-50 crash landing.
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The wreckage of an Air Nostrum Foker 50 is seen after the aircraft crash-landed on January 17, 2003.

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -- A passenger plane carrying 17 people overshot the runway at the Melilla airport in the Spanish enclave of the North African coast while landing on Friday, crashing into a fence and alarming passengers.

Nine people, including a pregnant woman, were reported to be slightly injured and taken to the city's hospital, said Antonio Ramirez, spokesman of the Interior Ministry in Melilla. Most of the injured were treated for contusions and nervous breakdowns, Ramirez said.

The nationalities of the injured were not immediatly released.

The plane, a Fokker 50 owned by Air Nostrum, was attempting to land after flying from Malaga when it overran the runway and ended up crashing into the airport's perimeter fence next to a highway that surrounds the airport.

As of result of the emergency landing, the plane broke in two, Ramirez said.

The accident forced the closure of the highway but the airport remained operative, said Miguel Marin, director of the Melilla airport.

The airline said the cause of the accident had not been determined. Air Nostrum is a former subsidiary of the national airline, Iberia.


Date of Accident: 17 January 2003
Airline: Air Nostrum   
Aircraft: Fokker F-50   
Location: Melilla, Spain
Registration: PH-FZE
Previous Registrations: ---
Flight Number: 8276
Fatalities: 0:19
MSN: 20182
Line Number: ---
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Engine Model: PW125B
Year of Delivery: 1990
Accident Description: The aircraft, operating as Iberia Regional 8276 from Malaga, overran runway 33 (4,420 ft) while landing at Melilla in heavy winds. 9 passengers sustained injuries -- two seriously -- as the aircraft crashed into the airport boundary fence and broke into two pieces.
Aircraft Involved Fokker F-50 PH-FZE