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Lights hit as 767 freighter lands short in Puerto Rico

US investigators have disclosed that a Boeing 767-300ER freighter landed short of the runway in Puerto Rico on 4 October.

The aircraft, on a service from Miami, appears to have conducted its approach to San Juan's runway 10, in good daylight visibility and no adverse weather conditions.

Preliminary US FAA notification of the incident states that the aircraft "landed short" and struck "several landing lights" during the approach. The type of approach being conducted is not identified.

FAA information lists the airframe as N351CM, which Cirium data reveals is a Northern Air Cargo aircraft powered by General Electric CF6 engines.

This aircraft was originally delivered to American Airlines in 1992 and underwent cargo conversion during the first half of last year.

It is designated as a BDSF variant, which points to the conversion having been carried out by Israeli specialist Bedek before the twinjet was subleased to Northern Air Cargo in June 2018.

None of the occupants of the 767 was injured during the incident, and the jet has since returned to service.

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