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The LF Wade International Airport has reopened after a private airplane crashed earlier this evening. A local Cessna aircraft was approaching the runway when the pilot had difficulty and landed short at 5:33pm.
The pilot walked from the aircraft unassisted, but was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. There were no passengers onboard the aircraft.
As a result of the crash, the runway shut down to allow for the aircraft to be removed. It was towed away from the scene by airport personal at 8:20pm.
American Airlines from Miami is enroute after being delayed due to the crash. British Airways from London Gatwick was diverted to New York’s JFK Airport and is now scheduled to arrive Tuesday afternoon before departing for its return flight to Gatwick early Tuesday evening.
The American Airlines and JetBlue flights from JFK are expected to arrive later tonight. Please visit www.bermudaairport.com for the latest flight information.
Skyport, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, Bermuda Airport Authority and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority personnel were on the scene to respond to the incident and manage the cleanup.