The Malta Independent 20 January 2020, Monday

Aircraft that was blown off runway towed to hanger overnight

Friday, 29 December 2017, 11:49 Last update: about 3 years ago

The disabled Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft which was steered away by heavy wind off Malta International Airport's Apron 4 on 27 December, has been recovered and towed to a hangar late last night, a statement issued by the Malta International Airport read.

Strong winds had blown the 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.

"Led by specialists from the aircraft's manufacturer, the operation was completed successfully thanks to a collaborative effort between the Civil Protection Department, the Armed Forces of Malta, Malta Police Force, and the MIA team, as well as the assistance of local aircraft maintenance facility teams," the Malta International Airport said in a statement.

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"A temporary fence was immediately erected to secure the opening within the perimeter fence as soon as the aircraft was cleared from the scene. Further works are currently being undertaken to permanently restore the affected area on Apron 4 to normal operations."

"MIA would like to thank all the personnel involved in the operation."


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