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Monday, February 9, 1998 Published at 15:14 GMT


Crash-landing on Scottish Island
image: [ Plane crashed at Stornoway airport ]
Plane crashed at Stornoway airport

Twenty passengers escaped serious injury when a plane crash-landed at Stornoway Airport in Scotland. It is believed its undercarriage collapsed.

The aircraft, believed to be a Loganair Shorts 360, made an emergency landing at the airport as it completed its journey from Benbecula.

Emergency personnel on the scene of the incident said the passengers were able to free themselves but described some as "walking wounded."

Calham Munrow of the Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade said: "The incident is effectively closed. The plane crashed on landing and the airport fire service attended and assisted with the removal of the passengers."

Mr Munrow said nobody needed to be rescued from the plane. Medical staff attended the passengers at the airport's terminal building.

There would be a full air accident investigation into the incident, he added.

The plane operates a service from Glasgow to the Western Isles, including one island where it lands on a beach.

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