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Plane Overshoots Runway, Closes Airport in Southern France

The Aeropostale Boeing 737 after it overran the runway. 

The Aeropostale Boeing 737 after it overran the runway. 

Photographer: Sylvain Thomas/AFP/Getty Images

Paris (AP) -- An airport serving France's southern Mediterranean coast is closed indefinitely after a cargo plane overshot its runway on landing and finished nose-down in the water of an adjacent lake before dawn on Saturday.

The three people aboard were rescued unharmed from the Boeing 737 that was laden with air freight and came to a stop in reeds, grass and water at the airport outside the city of Montpellier, regional authorities said.