Saturday, February 14, 2009

London City Airport - A History of Incidents

FTF is pleased to hear that nobody was seriously hurt in last nights incident at London City Airport, however the incident yet again raises serious safety concerns.

Residents have raised concerns over the safety of operations for some time now, to the airport, the Civil Aviation Authority and LB Newham.

Last nights incident was the 13th incident in less than 8 years, clearly there may be more that we are not aware of. In addition there have been more than 9 near misses in the sky in the past 5 years from flights leaving and arriving at London City Airport.

We also see aviation workers stating online that London City Airport is so overcrowded with it's current level of flights, but that the airport will just keep cramming in more flights until something bad happens.

and here's the link to the rest.