Birmingham Airport closed as private plane carrying liver for transplant crashes due to fog

By on Nov 20, 2010 in Europe, Lifestyle, Travel, World Comments

BritainBirmingham Airport has been temporarily closed as private plane carrying a liver for transplant crashes on fog, according to international news sites.

According to reports, a private Cessna Citation 501 flight from Belfast crashes after a flame was seen as it is fast approaching the airport runway at about 1535 GMT on Friday.

Some airport officials apparently told the news that the plane hit instrument landing system glide path antennae (ILS) before it finally crashes on ground.

Two passengers from the plane crash were reported to be injured including a man in his 50s and a man in his 30s.

The older victim was seriously injured and was airlifted to hospital, while the younger one was treated for body burns to and a back injury.

Meanwhile, the liver was brought safely to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital through a police motorbike, where a patient was said to be waiting for a transplant.

According to the official website of Birmingham Airport, its runway will ‘remain closed until 12:00 Saturday 20th November at the earliest and no flights will operate before this time’.

Passengers who are expecting to travel are being advised to contact their airline for further guidance as some flight cancellation may follow, while further information will later be posted on their website.

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