Skip to comments.Plane carrying donor organ crashes at UK airport (2 crew members injured, liver OK)
Posted on 11/19/2010 1:33:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge
LONDON A small plane carrying a liver for transplant crashed and burst into flames at England's Birmingham Airport Friday. Two crew members were injured, but rescuers managed to salvage the donor organ and rush it to a nearby hospital
West Midlands Police Chief Inspector Matt Markham said the privately owned Cessna made a "hard landing" and caught fire just after 3:30 p.m. (1530GMT, 10:30 a.m. EST).
He said visibility in the area, 120 miles (195 kilometers) north of London, was "appalling" because of thick fog.
An airport spokesman said the plane, flying from Belfast, clipped an antenna as it came in to land.
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pilot got roughed up pretty good,, in serious condition,, second person has burns and back injury
That was a Nork missile fired at Sarah Palin’s house you idiots!
Oops, wrong thread, sorry.
Brings to mind the old Far Side cartoon of two doctors performing an autopsy on Elvis. One doc says to the other;
“The liver appears to be all shook up.”
And if the plane were also carrying some onions and garlic, they would have had a nice meal all prepared for them.
...some onions and garlic...
my thoughts exactly
Sounds like the pilots landed in weather that they would otherwise not attempt. Hope they and the recipient of the liver all make it.
BBC and Sky reporting the liver was ok and the transplant was a success.
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