Posted on November 24th, 2010
The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch is probing the causes of a Cessna Citation II crash that closed Birmingham (UK) Airport for several hours on Friday. The aircraft crashed while attempting to land at around 3:35 p.m. local time during foggy conditions. Several eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the aircraft as it approached the runway and, according to airport officials, it hit the antenna of the instrument landing system as it came in to land. The Citation was operated by Liverpool-based charter operator AD Aviation. There were no passengers on board, but the jet was carrying a human liver being transferred to Birmingham for a transplant. Police were able to retrieve the liver from the wreckage and get it to the local hospital in time for the surgery to be completed. The two pilots were taken to a hospital. According to local press reports, the captain was more seriously injured, which is consistent with photos showing more damage to the left side of the aircraft. The copilot suffered burns but was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. Birmingham Airport was closed for almost 24 hours after the accident.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Comments are closed.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.