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Six treated for shock after Biggin Hill Airport incident

PUBLISHED: 17:32 25 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 November 2014

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A twin-engined jet aircraft inadvertently left the paved surface of the airport whilst manoeuvring for departure yesterday evening.

The incident occurred at around 8.30pm, and caused the nose leg of the plane 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 pro0cedures, 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 are investigating the cause of the incident.

The aircraft is expected to be moved to a service hangar at the airport.

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