On July 27, 2010, at 1139 local time, a Boeing MD-11 equipped with General Electric CF6-80C2 engines, German registration D-ALCQ, operated by Lufthansa Air Cargo as flight 8460, reportedly caught fire after a hard landing at the King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The flight was a scheduled cargo flight from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The two pilots were transported to the hospital with injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged.

The accident is being investigated by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia. All inquiries should be directed to them at:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
General Authority of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 887
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
+966 (02) 640 5000 Ext. 2337-3368
email: gaca-info@gaca.gov.sa

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