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Lufthansa Cargo plane crash in Riyadh

( Frankfurt, 27 July 2010 According to the latest reports, a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter crashed this morning at 11.38 a.m. (local time) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The aircraft, coded Flight LH 8460, was on a flight to Riyadh from Frankfurt, Germany.
The plane was piloted by a two-man crew, according to initial reports. Both pilots are being treated in hospital.

On board Flight LH 8460 were 80 tonnes of freight. It is not yet known exactly what type of freight it was or which customers are affected.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated. At the moment, we have no further details. We will communicate any further information immediately. Updates are also available at

The next press release will be published at 2 p.m. CET.

Lufthansa Cargo AG Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world␣s leading cargo carriers. In the 2009 financial year, the airline transported around 1.5 million tonnes of freight and mail and clocked up 7.4 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The Company currently employs about 4,500 people, worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves some 330 destinations in over 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines passenger aircraft and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary. In the 2009 financial year, it posted revenues totalling 1.9 billion euros.

Press contact Lufthansa Cargo AG Communications Tel.: +49 69 696 72435 Fax: +49 69 696 98 72435

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