Crashed Aircraft Removed From Scilly’s Airport

st marys plane crash front 2The private aircraft that crashed-landed at St Mary’s airport last year has finally been removed from the islands.

The 1972 twin-engine Piper Seneca, carrying a family of four from the Midlands to Scilly, overshot the runway on June 27th, coming to rest on its side in a field above Old Town.

The two male and two female passengers escaped uninjured.

The damaged plane had been sitting in the field in front of the airport terminal since the accident, although some parts, like the engines, had been removed.

But airport operations manager, Howard Cole, has confirmed that the rest of the fuselage has now been cut into three pieces as part of a Fire Service exercise, craned out of the field by Richard Hand, and transported on the Gry Maritha to a mainland scrap dealer.

Howard said it’s been a long-winded process to see it removed, but he’s glad it has now finally disappeared.