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German plane makes fiery landing

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A passenger plane carrying Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) leader Franz Muentefering has made an emergency landing at Germany's Stuttgart airport, after having problems with its landing gear.

Amateur footage shows the plane, which was flying in from Berlin's Tegel airport with 73 passengers and five crew members on board, landing on a protective layer of foam as flames appear from the undercarriage.

Contact Air, which operated the flight said all the passengers were able to leave the plane via its emergency slides.

One passenger was slightly injured and a stewardess was taken to a hospital for observation.

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