Source Pravda.Ru

French aircraft skids into truck at airport, killing driver

An airplane skidded off the runway at an airport in southwest France on Thursday and hit a truck, killing the vehicle's driver, local officials said.

No one among about 50 people on board the plane was hurt in the accident at the airport in Pau, officials at the local prefecture said. The plane belonged to a company called Regional, an Air France subsidiary. Passengers were quickly evacuated, reports AP.

The aircraft, a Fokker 100, was preparing to fly from Pau to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport before it crashed into the truck. The local prefecture said the runway may have been slippery after storms.