Corporate jet collided with an airport vehicle on landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Malaysia

Bombardier Challenger 300 damageA corporate jet Bombardier Challenger 300 collided with an airport engineering vehicle after landing on runway 15 at Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Malaysia. Following the crash, the airport worker is in critical condition, while the airplane suffered significant damage to its left-hand wing. The passengers and cabin crew of the aircraft were safe and unharmed.

The incident was first reported to the Airport Fire and Rescue Service team which arrived some minutes after the collision. The paramedics made first aid to the injured person and transported him to the local hospital.

“We are saddened to inform that our staff who was the driver of the vehicle was critically injured”, says the official statement of Kuala Lumpur-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. “The staff is currently undergoing surgery and we are ensuring that he receives the best medical care, as we pray for his recovery”, adds the statement.

The operations of the airport were suspended during the accident. some flight arrivals were affected as they were held back at the airport of origin during the process of clearing the debris on the runway resulting from the accident. Later, the operations of the airport returned to normal.

The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway.

Bombardier Challenger 300 is a 3,100 nmi range business jet. Announced at the 1999 Paris Air Show, it made its maiden flight on 14 August 2001, received its Canadian type approval on 31 May 2003 and was introduced on 8 January 2004. Its supercritical wings have a fixed leading-edge and a 27% sweep angle, its 1.15 m winglets reduce cruise lift-induced drag by 17%. It climbs to FL410 in 18 min with a 455 kg (1,003 lb) fuel burn at MTOW/ISA, where at a 14,330 kg (31,590 lb) weight it burns 680 kg (1,500 lb)/h at Mach 0.8 / 445 kn (824 km/h) tas, 875 kg (1,929 lb)/h at Mach 0.83 / 465 kn (861 km/h) tas.