"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

March 31, 2008

KENT JET CRASH


Photo: Telegraph TV, BBC
On March 30, 2008, the London Fire Brigade responded to the crash of a business jet that killed five people - including former racing driver David Leslie - at Farnborough, Kent. The Cessna jet was on a flight to France from nearby Biggin Hill airfield, according to the BBC.
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INCIDENT REPORT
E41 ORPINGTON
SIX PUMP AIRCRAFT CRASH, CYLINDERS INVOLVED, PERSONS REPORTED
ROMSEY CLOSE FARNBOROUGH
Twin jet engine aircraft crashed into two detached houses of two floors, 6 metres by 6 metres. Whole of aircraft destroyed by impact and fire.
No. 5 Romsey Close 100 percent damaged by fire, No. 4 Romsey Close 20 percent of first floor and whole of adjoining garage damaged by fire.
One foam branch from airport fire tender, two jets, two hosereels, breathing apparatus, and detection identification and monitoring equipment, thermal image camera.
One x 15kg propane cylinder involved, cooled, confirmed safe.
Five occupants of aircraft all confirmed dead on scene by HEMS doctor, all persons accounted for, same as all calls, tactical mode delta, all appliances detained.