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Date:11-DEC-2019
Time:05:46 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLEX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000
Owner/operator:VistaJet
Registration: 9H-VJM
C/n / msn: 9630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Liverpool-John Lennon International Airport (LPL/EGGP) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Bedford-Hanscom Field, MA (BED/KBED)
Destination airport:Liverpool-John Lennon International Airport (LPL/EGGP)
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a runway excursion. All four persons on board (crew of three plus one passenger) were unhurt. A spokesman for the airport said no one was injured when the jet, which had four people onboard, came off the runway after landing at about 6am.

The airport has been closed since the incident, causing flight cancellations and delays. The spokesman said: “We can confirm there was an incident at around 6am when a private jet with three crew and one passenger onboard came off the runway after landing. There were no injuries and the runway is expected to be closed until this afternoon while the airport deals with the incident. Anyone travelling from the airport today is advised to contact their airline for the latest information.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and can assure customers we are doing all we can to resume services as quickly as possible".

More than 9,000 passengers had flights cancelled, delayed or transferred to Manchester Airport and many booked into hotels for the night. A specialist removal team and firefighters had been struggling all day to remove the plane's wheels, which became embedded in mud 59m (194 ft) to the side of the runway.

They had been trying to dig out a track with the aim of dragging the plane out on to the runway. Once the jet was removed, a runway inspection had to be carried out before the airport could reopen. Liverpool Airport operations director Paul Staples earlier said the jet was too close to the landing strip to use the runway.

"We can't compromise safety," Mr Staples said, adding runways must have 75m of clear space.

Sources:

1. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1215621/Liverpool-airport-closed-latest-John-Lennon-airport-plane-emergency-Global-Express
2. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VJT850/history/20191211/0000Z/KBED/EGGP
3. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8223286 (photo)
4. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/11/liverpool-airport-closed-after-plane-overshoots-runway
5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-50740693


Images:

Photo of 9H-VJM courtesy AirHistory.net


Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
13 July 2016; (c) Pertti Sipilä

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2019 07:39 harro Added
11-Dec-2019 07:42 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
11-Dec-2019 08:37 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
11-Dec-2019 12:21 harro Updated [Embed code, Damage]
11-Dec-2019 16:55 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
14-Dec-2019 00:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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