A FedEx cargo plane burst into flames after bouncing off a runway in unusually high winds at Tokyo's main international airport Monday, killing the pilot and copilot and closing a major runway for several hours.
The flight from Guangzhou, China, skipped along the main runway at Narita Airport before skidding to a fiery halt, according to footage from airport security cameras. Firefighters and rescuers immediately swarmed the plane.
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Image: A burnt FedEx cargo plane lies on a runway after it crashed and burst into flames on landing amid heavy winds at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, on Monday, March 23, 2009.