AirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
The crew had an extremely lucky escape and also the workman at the end of the runway. Looking at the pictures tonight on Channel Report it shows that if it had not been for some new mounds of earth at the side of the airport, the aircraft would have gone straight over the cliff.
Lucky enough the finale for both Guernsey and Jersey airshows can still go ahead because two extra aircraft fly as spares. Anyway, looking forward to Thursday.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12957 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:
I saw a picture on BBC News (if you go to the news section of this site, you'll see it) and the aircraft didn't seem to be that badly damaged at all.
It could have been worse, for - were it to go right off the end, there's a very steep drop. I know, because the 09 runway threshold is about a 1 mile and a quarter from my house (the 27 threshold is only a quarter mile away!)