FedEx Crash in Lubbock, Texas


A FedEx AT-42 flying from Fort Worth, Texas to Lubbock evidently landed short of the runway in freezing mist conditions early Tuesday morning. The AP reported that two crew members-a 52-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman-were taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock where they were examined and released. Both walked away from the 4:30 a.m. mishap, according to FedEx. The aircraft impacted in a grassy area about 300 feet short of the runway, airport director James Loomis told the AP. “They apparently bounced onto the pavement, skidded down the pavement and veered off to the right,” he said. “There is a trail of jet fuel from their impact area, which was in the grass, to where it sits now to the right of the runway north of the terminal.” A small fire ensued, but it was quickly extinguished.