Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cessna R172M Skyhawk, G-BEZR: Incident occurred February 16, 2016 at Bembridge Airport (EGHJ), Isle of Wight

Three people are being treated by paramedics following a plane crash at Bembridge Airport.


Described by Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue as ‘walking wounded’, the three occupants suffered small abrasions and are being being treated for shock according to a Fire and Rescue spokesperson.

It’s after an aircraft ended up on it’s roof at Bembridge Airport.

Fire-fighters were called to reports of an ‘aircraft in distress’ at 11.22am this morning (Tuesday).

Two engines from Ryde, another from Newport and further specialist vehicles were initially deployed, but the Newport crew have now stood down.

Fire-fighters have been aiding with scene safety.

*UPDATED 3.30pm

*Owner of the craft, Jim Burnie, has been speaking to Isle of Wight Radio about the incident.

Jim said:   “I was watching the plane come into land when I noticed something was wrong – and then it flipped over onto the soft ground. The weather was calm and it appeared to be a nice landing. The plane has just been out on a pleasure flight around the Island. Fortunately, everyone is OK – I think the pilot who is from the Island suffered a cut to his head.”

Source:  http://iwradio.co.uk


A light aircraft has crashed on the Isle of Wight.

Firefighters were called to Bembridge Airport on the east of the island at about 11:30 GMT after reports of an aircraft in distress.

Witnesses reported seeing the single-engine aircraft upside down on the airfield but said the two occupants appeared to have got out unhurt.

Stephen Davis said he was passing the airport and noticed the plane on its back close to the runway.

'In shock'

He said: "I stopped to have a look in the car park and there were police, ambulance and fire engines just arriving as we parked up.

"There doesn't appear to be anybody hurt. It looks like there could have been two passengers on board and they walked away from the aircraft."

He said the two people could be seen talking to emergency crews.

Isle of Wight NHS said one ambulance attended but, although the occupants were in shock, they did not require hospital treatment.

Bembridge Airport is an unlicensed airfield managed by the Vectis Gliding Club, meaning it is not open to commercial or training flights and visiting pilots require prior permission to land there.

Story and photos:  http://www.bbc.com

A plane has crashed at Bembridge Airport on the Isle of Wight this morning (Tuesday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was called to the airport at around 11.30am following reports the light aircraft was in distress.

A fire service spokesperson said the plane ended up on its roof and three people were being treated for shock and abrasions by paramedics.

No fuel has spilled from the aircraft, according to the spokesperson.

Air traffic investigators have been contacted and a request to close the Bembridge Airport runway has been made.

Story and photos:  http://www.iwcp.co.uk

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