Saturday, January 23, 2016

Island Birds, Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E, N54089: Incident occurred January 23, 2016 at Virgin Gorda Airport, British Virgin Islands

The airport on Virgin Gorda (VG) was temporarily closed for a short period today, Saturday, January 23 after a mishap with an airplane on the runway.

According to information, this afternoon, an Island Bird Air Charter airplane encountered a flat tire on landing.

Information suggests that no passengers were onboard the aircraft at the time. 

The small plane was arriving to collect passengers.

No one was injured; however, the incident forced a short temporary closure of the airport.

"No one was injured; it was just a flat tire, just like when your car gets a flat tire and we really did not have any passengers onboard," an official from Island Bird Air Charter briefly stated when contacted.

The airport has since been reopened.


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