The Malta Independent 23 February 2019, Saturday

New pictures: Parked plane blown off runway, crashes through fence and into building

Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 22:57 Last update: about 2 years ago

Strong winds have blown a small aircraft out of the airport enclosure, with the aircraft smashing through a perimeter fence and then into a building on the opposite side of the road.

The accident took place at Hal Farrug.

The plane was parked at the airport’s Apron 4 and was not in use at the time.

The white and blue business jet is a Dassualt Falcon 7X. 

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The incident took place at around 10pm. No injuries were reported.

It is understood that the damaged building belongs to the Polidano Group. 

In a statement, Malta International Airport said: "The airport's Operations and Security teams were deployed to the scene immediately to safeguard the integrity of the Aerodrome and secure the airport perimeter. MIA’s Rescue and Fire Fighting Services were also on the scene as a precautionary measure, however there were no injuries reported."

 According to some reports, the jet belongs to British politician and businessman Lord Michael Ashcroft.

The government has confirmed that an investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Air Accident Investigation.

Photos: Michael Camilleri


The video below was taken by PN Deputy Leader David Agius. 

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