It basically says that the plane departed from the US, touched down in Campinas, Brazil, and was going to Buenos Aires when basically the tail and cockpit caught fire. It asked to land in MVD, but since the plane was near the Brazilian border it was diverted to Melo.
Now, the article doesn't identify the plane as belonging to FedEx, but another newspaper, El Observador does. Plus, Campinas is a FedEx hub.
PU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3449 times:
Slightly off-topic, but... You're right Lima, the route just in front of the Sta. Teresa fortress is an emergency landing strip, 3000m long. Although it ain't all that emergency. I've seen a C-130 from the Uruguayan AF use it. That was one COOL day.