The cargo plane’s engine ignites and drops debris, injuring two people in a Dutch city

The cargo plane’s engine ignites and drops debris, injuring two people in a Dutch city
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Pieces of metal fell on the city of Meerssen after a Boeing 747 cargo plane suffered an engine fire shortly after taking off from Maastricht, according to the Dutch regional safety inspector Veiligheidsregio and Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA).

The Boeing 747-400 freighter was destined for JFK Airport in New York City, according to Longtail Aviation, the charter airline that owns the plane.

The aircraft’s crew noticed an engine problem shortly after take-off, Longtail Aviation said in a statement to CNN. The crew “followed the correct procedures to investigate the problem,” the airline said.

“As a result, with the approval of the air traffic, it was decided to divert to Belgium’s Liege Airport, where it landed safely,” said the airline.

“Our flight crew took care of it …

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