Flybe plane crash lands on runway at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

It came just hours after another flight with the company was forced to shutdown an engine and undertake an emergency landing

Simon Calder,Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Thursday 23 February 2017 19:38
comments
Footage shows the moment the aircraft crashed onto the runway at Amsterdam's Schipol airport
Footage shows the moment the aircraft crashed onto the runway at Amsterdam's Schipol airport

Footage filmed by passengers showed the Bombardier Q400’s right wing dipping sharply as it came into land in high winds.

Flight 1284 from Edinburgh to Amsterdam had already been affected by the poor weather created by Storm Doris and had suffered a delay of 90 minutes to its scheduled take off time.

The aircraft came to a halt on the side of the runway after the incident and emergency services attended. No one was injured.

A spokesperson for the airline told The Independent: ““Flybe can confirm that there has been an incident involving one of our aircraft, flight no BE1284.

“The aircraft departed from Edinburgh at 1410 local time bound for Amsterdam. The incident occurred at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at approximately 1659 local time.

“We can confirm that there are no injuries and all passengers have been bussed to the airport terminal. Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew.”

It came just hours after Flybe flight 783 from Glasgow to Birmingham made an emergency landing after the pilot was forced to shut down one of its engines mid-air due to a technical fault.

The airline said the plane suffered “a technical fault that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number one engine as a safety precaution.”

Engine shutdowns are fairly routine, and all twin-engined planes are designed to keep flying safely even if one engine fails at the worst possible time, on take off.

Elsewhere, more than 100 flights have been cancelled or diverted due to high winds.

An Icelandair Boeing 757 flying from Reykjavik to Manchester had been holding while waiting for a weather improvement, but once the fuel fell below the legal minimum, the captain declared an emergency and made a safe landing.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments