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Minor disruption at Biggin Hill Airport

A twin-engined jet aircraft inadvertently left the paved surface of the airport whilst manoeuvring for departure yesterday evening at approximately 2030, causing its nose leg to collapse in soft ground.

The two pilots and four passengers were unhurt but were treated for shock at the scene.

Airport Managing Director, Will Curtis said,

“The incident was attended immediately by our airfield fire service and also by units from London Fire Brigade in accordance with our emergency incident planning procedures, but these were quickly stood down. We are very grateful to all emergency services for their ongoing cooperation and support.”

The Air Accident Investigation Branch will now investigate the cause of the incident and the aircraft is expected to be moved shortly to a service hangar at the airport.