Monday, October 24, 2016

BREAKING A twin-prop Metroliner crashed in Luqa (Malta) this morning - Charles D'Alberto

Charles D'Alberto
Charles D’Alberto
Five people died this morning after the aircraft they were flying in crashed shortly after take-off in Luqa at around 7.20am (local).
  • UPDATE 0831 UTC The plane was on its way to Misrata, Libya.
  • UPDATE 0813 UTC The aircraft involved in the accident at Luqa Airport was a 1983 Fairchild SA227-AT aircraft
  • UPDATE 0808 UTC Runway 13/31 is currently available for departures but a zero-rate regulation is applied until 1200 UTC for arrivals (NOTAM A0971).
  • UPDATE 0721 UTC The aircraft believed to be carrying EU border officials crashes at Malta airport.
  • UPDATE 0704 UTC Incident at Malta airport. Main runway unavailable. No arrivals until further notice.
Sources said the plane crashed near the runway soon after take-off and subsequently burst into flames. An eyewitness told Times of Malta they saw the plane take-off and rise before it suddenly tipped onto its right side “and went straight down into the ground.”

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Posted By Charles D'Alberto