2 Hour Video: Cessna Aircraft Incident At Airport

April 30, 2018 | 12 Comments

[Updating] Emergency personnel are on scene at the airport this evening [April 30], with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service confirming that it was an incident involving one Cessna aircraft, with one person involved. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able, and a live video from the scene is below.

Update 6.11pm: We are still awaiting further details and will update as able. Obviously emergency personnel are busy handling the scene, but they will provide more info as able.

Update 6.23pm: Police said, “There has been an incident at the airport, apparently involving a small passenger plane. Initial information suggests that there were no serious injuries.”

Update 6.30pm: BFRS said, “A local private Cessna 172 aircraft was on approach to the runway when the pilot experienced difficulty and landed short of the runway.

“Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded with 3 appliances, 1 rescue vehicle and a command appliance. We applied a foam blanket to suppress any fuel leakage prior to assisting with the extrication of the pilot from the aircraft.

“The pilot who was assessed by BFRS Emergency Medical Technicians was found to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and has been handed over to KEMH for transport.”

We will move to the live updating system for further updates.

Update: The 2.5 hour live video replay is below

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  1. Imjustsaying says:

    I’m glad that no one was seriously hurt. But did they really have to divert the BA flight WOW! There are gonna be some vax people on board that flight when they find out what really happened.

    • Metfish says:

      Well, being that BDA only has one runway, I’m not sure how BA could have landed at BDA.

    • Hmmm says:

      Yes. they did… the BA (or any other flight for that matter) cannot land with people on the runway… to hell with people being vexed!!

      Common sense is not so common huh?

    • facts of the rock says:

      No body cares how many “vax” people,if any, on board that BA flight.

  2. arnold says:

    Considering the cost/benefit when one private aircraft results in the diversion of 3 commercial aircraft…

    • Bda says:

      Regardless it’s still a plane crash and it has to be dealt with a certain way

    • Scott says:

      The cost/benefit of the diversion is that there are no further people/aircraft mishaps while the teams are dealing with this one.

      It’s a headache for the airlines, no doubt, but the airport is not solely for commercial use.

      For those who worry about how the passengers are feeling about their delay, have a think of how the c172 pilot if feeling right now..

    • What?? says:

      One diversion. Two delayed. Happens all of time due to weather or other reasons. Not that big of a deal.

  3. Yaboy says:

    Hope she’s ok.

  4. Shahidah says:

    The use of the Bermudian accent used in written grammar is what’s vexing. It’s dated and hard for non Bermudians to understand.

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