A Croatian plane belonging to Jung Sky, a private airline based in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, last night made an irregular landing at Antwerp International Airport. The plane overshot the runway and ended up on grassland which lies at the rear of the allocated point of landing. The plane was carrying one passenger and two crew members at the time. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
Pictures posted on Twitter by Amsterdam-based journalist Menno Swart look to show that the plane’s landing gear buckled under the stress of landing on the rough surface. The accident happened at 20 hours and 57 minutes local time.
De eerste foto’s! Zakenjet van Jung Air glijdt van de baan op @AntwerpAirport ?? Landingsgestel niet zichtbaar, oorzaak nog niet bekend ?
Cessna CitationJet CJ2 #avgeek #avgeeks #incident #safety #planespotting pic.twitter.com/eVKLSBIkKO
— Menno Swart (@MennoSwart) January 30, 2021
Following the landing of the Croatian plane, all subsequent flights scheduled to land last night at Antwerp International Airport were diverted to Maastricht Aachen Airport. The Belgian Civil Aviation Agency has launched an investigation into the incident involving the Croatian plane.
According to the Croatian portal Index, Jung Sky was founded in 2009 and its private fleet consists of two Cessna 525A CJ2 jets that travel to destinations across Europe and North Africa. They annually operate more than 1,200 flights to more than 200 different airports in 40 different countries.
One of the two Cessna 525A CJ2 jets in the Jung Sky fleet. The private airline is based in Zagreb © Jung Sky
The flights are performed by a two-member crew, a crew captain and a co-pilot. The company’s airbase, as well as its headquarters, are located in Zagreb.