Echo News - Lewis Berrill

A “SERIOUS incident” at Southend Airport saw a cargo plane come off the taxiway before crashing to a halt.

The incident involving the Boeing 737 saw parts of the taxiway damaged “beyond repair”, a report filed this month has said.

Firefighters were among the emergency response which rushed to the plane after the crash, but thankfully no injuries were reported.

The flight and landing went smoothly, according to the report, but while turning between two narrow taxiways, the aircraft's right main landing gear left the paved surface, causing damage to taxiway infrastructure.

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