Dnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
F1 driver David Coulthard's private jet has crashed during an emergency landing in France. His wife, personal trainer and David himself walked from the wreckage but unfortunately the cockpit was totally devastated and both pilots were lost.
From what I saw on TV it looks like the jet was sliding sideways and the cockpit must have hit something.
DC10 From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
Hi, I heard on the news that the plane (LearJet) was en-route to Nice and lost 1 (2?) engines, and had to make an emergency landing at Lyon Statolas (this airport will be renamed soon as St-Exupery, who is born in Lyon). They made an heavy landing, one wing touched the runway first, and then the nose.
The image I saw showed the nose section of the LearJet totally destroyed, and the remaining of the plane severly burned on some places. The emergency exit (above the wing) was open, on at least one side of the aircraft.
David Coultard, his girlfriend, and his bodyguard went out of the aircraft by themselve, being a little wounded. They went to an hospital of Lyon for 3 or 4 hours, and they leaved it. No comments were made.
Both pilot & copilot died (not surprising when you saw the wrekrage).