...A Crash Domino Effect...

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In a bizarre turn of events, two airplanes crashed on the same runway in northern Kenya last week. First, at about 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, a Hawker-Siddeley 748 cargo plane landed with its gear up, and left wreckage strewn on the Lokichokio airport's only runway. The airport was closed. About an hour later, a Hercules L-100 cargo plane from Angola arrived at Lokichokio, and it was turned away. The pilot responded that he didn't have enough fuel to get to another airport, and would attempt to land on the portion of the runway that was clear of debris. The pilot landed hard, bending the airframe, and the Herc rolled forward into the debris field. Wreckage of both aircraft was then strewn across the whole runway. Nobody was hurt, but the airport had to be closed for two days.