Longtail Aviation ‘Inflight Emergency’ In Europe

February 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

An airplane operated by Longtail Aviation, a Bermuda based company, had an “inflight emergency” today [Feb 20] in the Netherlands.

A spokesperson said, “An airplane operated by Longtail Aviation underwent an inflight emergency at about 1610 [local time] in The Netherlands. The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400 freighter with Bermuda registration VQ-BWT, was performing flight LGT-5504 which had departed from Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands en route to JFK Airport in New York City, United States.

“Shortly after departure the crew noticed an engine issue, and followed the correct procedures to investigate the problem. Resulting from this, the decision was made, with air traffic approval, to divert to Liege Airport, Belgium, where it landed safely.

“Longtail Aviation has activated its Emergency Response Plan and is coordinating with all concerned parties.”

“Our flight crew dealt with this situation professionally and in accordance with the correct aviation standards, resulting in a safe and uneventful landing,” said Martin Amick, Accountable Manager for Longtail Aviation.

“We are now in the process of working closely with the Dutch, Belgian, Bermuda and UK authorities to understand the cause of this incident.”

According to news reports from international and Dutch media, some cars and property were damaged as a result of the fragments falling down from the aircraft, with some media reports indicating that two people may have also been injured by the falling parts.

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