Aircraft crashes at Southend Airport

UPDATED WITH PICTURES: Aircraft crashes at Southend Airport

The Cessna light aircraft after if was put on a trolley and about to be towed off the runway READER PHOTO BY SIMON MURDOCH

Emergency service staff at work on the scene READER PHOTO BY SIMON MURDOCH

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AN AIRCRAFT has crashed at Southend Airport.

The pilot of a Cessna 152 is being treated at Southend Hospital after the aircraft bounced off the runway at about 11.45am today.

An eye witness has described the nose wheel of the light aircraft breaking on landing.

Paramedics have taken the pilot to Southend Hospital.

The runway was blocked for about 30 minutes.

Specialist firefighters from as far away as Orsett rushed to help the airport’s own onsite fire team.

Assistant Divisional Officer Martyn Hodder, Southend Station Commander, said: "The Cessna plane had a heavy landing and bounced onto the runway before landing on the grass. The pilot evacuated once the plane hit the ground and walked away from the crash. There was no fire.

"Fire service crews assisted in checking the area was safe and the incident was dealt with swiftly and professionally by the airport's own fire team."

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 11.45am to an incident at Southend Airport.

“A light aircraft crashed with one person on board.

“Fortunately the patient was able to walk away and is believed to have minor injuries.

“An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended and the man is being taken to Southend Hospital via ambulance.”

An airport spokeswoman said: “There has been an incident involving a light aircraft at London Southend Airport this morning.

“It happened when the Cessna 152 was attempting to land at around 11.44am. “One person was on board.

“The incident was attended by the airport's fire team supported by the pre-planned response from the police, fire and rescue service and the ambulance service.

“The person was placed in the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.

“The runway re-opened 12.26 and the airport is operating normally.”

Crews had made the crash site safe by 12.05pm.

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12:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Southend Andy says...

Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on. Southend Andy
  • Score: -7

12:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Leighdweller says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
Agreed. Perhaps some overreaction will be created by this sensationalist headline. Just a thought...
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Perhaps some overreaction will be created by this sensationalist headline. Just a thought... Leighdweller
  • Score: -2

12:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

so it didn't really 'crash' did it ? just bounced a bit and the pilot walks out, big deal.....
so it didn't really 'crash' did it ? just bounced a bit and the pilot walks out, big deal..... pembury53
  • Score: -4

12:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

'The pilot evacuated once the plane hit the ground'

I would have browned my trousers before that in the circumstances I reckon....
'The pilot evacuated once the plane hit the ground' I would have browned my trousers before that in the circumstances I reckon.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Joe Clark says...

HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon.

Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising!

A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin!
HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon. Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising! A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin! Joe Clark
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Mon 2 Jun 14

onorris24 says...

whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????
whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex???? onorris24
  • Score: -1

2:06pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jayman says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay. jayman
  • Score: 4

2:07pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jayman says...

Joe Clark wrote:
HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon.

Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising!

A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin!
yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe.
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon. Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising! A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin![/p][/quote]yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe. jayman
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jayman says...

Leighdweller wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
Agreed. Perhaps some overreaction will be created by this sensationalist headline. Just a thought...
front wheel collapse, em.... yeah, it's a crash.
[quote][p][bold]Leighdweller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Perhaps some overreaction will be created by this sensationalist headline. Just a thought...[/p][/quote]front wheel collapse, em.... yeah, it's a crash. jayman
  • Score: 10

2:19pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Southend Andy says...

jayman wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay.
no, your just going to wright THREE different things!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay.[/p][/quote]no, your just going to wright THREE different things! Southend Andy
  • Score: -3

2:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Happy Chickie says...

pembury53 wrote:
so it didn't really 'crash' did it ? just bounced a bit and the pilot walks out, big deal.....
You know the Echo - likes to big up their headlines.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: so it didn't really 'crash' did it ? just bounced a bit and the pilot walks out, big deal.....[/p][/quote]You know the Echo - likes to big up their headlines. Happy Chickie
  • Score: -4

2:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

connomar says...

Poor little aircraft. A student pilot broke the front wheel off it in 2006 at the same airport.
Poor little aircraft. A student pilot broke the front wheel off it in 2006 at the same airport. connomar
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

kensbowling says...

the wings look a bit bent and buckled and the nose wheel looks broken, expect it ended up on its nose or sideways on a wing, pilot lucky to escape with only slight injuries.
the wings look a bit bent and buckled and the nose wheel looks broken, expect it ended up on its nose or sideways on a wing, pilot lucky to escape with only slight injuries. kensbowling
  • Score: 10

2:53pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bangemup says...

Glad the Pilot survived this horrendous accident ! I would like to know who assessed the situation and called for extra fire appliances ,over and above the airports own competent team ? He should apply for a job as a journalist !
Glad the Pilot survived this horrendous accident ! I would like to know who assessed the situation and called for extra fire appliances ,over and above the airports own competent team ? He should apply for a job as a journalist ! Bangemup
  • Score: -3

3:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

maxell says...

jayman wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon.

Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising!

A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin!
yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe.
love the movie script, Its good to see the fire crews there with their hoses just one question if the hoses were to be used where does all the fire retardent foam go afterwards is it just washed away ?.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon. Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising! A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin![/p][/quote]yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe.[/p][/quote]love the movie script, Its good to see the fire crews there with their hoses just one question if the hoses were to be used where does all the fire retardent foam go afterwards is it just washed away ?. maxell
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jayman says...

Southend Andy wrote:
jayman wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay.
no, your just going to wright THREE different things!
to what other people wrote. not the article itself,
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]thanks for the primitively false and disingenuous guess at what I would write.. fact is, I not going to write apart from this. im glad that the pilot is okay.[/p][/quote]no, your just going to wright THREE different things![/p][/quote]to what other people wrote. not the article itself, jayman
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Southend Andy says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
is funny how this went from a +20 to a -10, all the antis & jayman been on with there multi log in's again.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]is funny how this went from a +20 to a -10, all the antis & jayman been on with there multi log in's again. Southend Andy
  • Score: -3

5:41pm Mon 2 Jun 14

John Bull 40 says...

onorris24 wrote:
whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????
The airport along with other sites has a set fire attendance regardless of
the incident, once an emergency call is received.
[quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????[/p][/quote]The airport along with other sites has a set fire attendance regardless of the incident, once an emergency call is received. John Bull 40
  • Score: 9

5:54pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ontheblink says...

How fortunate the (student) pilot managed to miss the hospital and schools in his heroic self-sacrifice.

Mountains and molehills...........
.
How fortunate the (student) pilot managed to miss the hospital and schools in his heroic self-sacrifice. Mountains and molehills........... . ontheblink
  • Score: -3

7:00pm Mon 2 Jun 14

skyh says...

Pure accident, , a heavy landing may have wrecked the aircraft first, so it happened on the second touchdown after the bounce more likely .
My so much attention ,as was a passenger on the jet that supposedly was so low a while ago she could see someone in their house .wow ,and they had to fly around again, Pilots are highly skilled and are checked regularly by the airlines, plus they to had to learn once .
Car crashes are More unnecessary much of the time, which could be avoided in the first place, made unsafe by crazy drivers driving too close, too fast even in Fog, wet and Ice .
Pure accident, , a heavy landing may have wrecked the aircraft first, so it happened on the second touchdown after the bounce more likely . My so much attention ,as was a passenger on the jet that supposedly was so low a while ago she could see someone in their house .wow ,and they had to fly around again, Pilots are highly skilled and are checked regularly by the airlines, plus they to had to learn once . Car crashes are More unnecessary much of the time, which could be avoided in the first place, made unsafe by crazy drivers driving too close, too fast even in Fog, wet and Ice . skyh
  • Score: -2

8:30pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jayman says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.
is funny how this went from a +20 to a -10, all the antis & jayman been on with there multi log in's again.
what is it with you. I have issued no 'dislikes' on my or any other theoretical sign-in (which I do not have) for this story. I think you will find that 'over liking' is a common method of someone or group who wants to devalue something via the most simplistic means of highlighting the fact that it has indeed, em, received so many 'likes'. for further evidence of other coordinated 'plane spotter' effort see

https://www.facebook
.com/groups/26626026
7492/
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Before all the antis, saen & jayman jump up & down about how 'dangerous' the airport is, it was a small light aircraft that had a heavy landing. All airports all over the world have a heavy landing every day. Everyone has probably been on a plane where it's had a heavy landing. The poilt walked away from this incident. So no need to crow on.[/p][/quote]is funny how this went from a +20 to a -10, all the antis & jayman been on with there multi log in's again.[/p][/quote]what is it with you. I have issued no 'dislikes' on my or any other theoretical sign-in (which I do not have) for this story. I think you will find that 'over liking' is a common method of someone or group who wants to devalue something via the most simplistic means of highlighting the fact that it has indeed, em, received so many 'likes'. for further evidence of other coordinated 'plane spotter' effort see https://www.facebook .com/groups/26626026 7492/ jayman
  • Score: 4

12:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

Nebs says...

maxell wrote:
jayman wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon.

Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising!

A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin!
yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe.
love the movie script, Its good to see the fire crews there with their hoses just one question if the hoses were to be used where does all the fire retardent foam go afterwards is it just washed away ?.
Although it is concerned primarily with surface water run-off that may contain de-icer, I am sure they will be able to explain what happens to the foam at the Environment Agency meeting at Rochford next Monday, details of which are (all the environment agency words, not mine, just posted for information).......

We have recently received a permit application for London Southend Airport. The application is for the discharge of surface water run-off, containing de-icer from its runway and taxiway into Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook. When we receive an application for this kind of permit we consult the general public in addition to any statutory consultees. For this application we will also be consulting Natural England, the government’s advisor on the natural environment.

Why are you holding a drop in?

We appreciate that there are concerns about how the surrounding watercourses will be affected and we are therefore holding a consultation drop-in at the Rochford Hotel, Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU on 9 June 2014 from 14:00 -19:00.

At the drop-in our permitting and regulatory experts will be on hand to talk about the application and, if issued, what conditions the airport will need to comply with in order to protect the watercourse and the surrounding environment.

What can I have my say on?

The purpose of the consultation is to seek your views on the proposals put forward by the airport operator. For your comments to be considered they must be explicitly linked to the particulars of the application and must be supported by fact over opinion.

We are unable to consider comments, or discuss at the drop-in, issues outside of our remit such as airport expansion, noise and traffic.

What will be discharged into Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook?

For the majority of the year the surface water run-off will be rainfall. During the winter months when conditions are icy the run-off, from snow and ice melt, will contain traces of de-icer.

Isn’t de-icer fairly toxic?

In common with most airports, Southend Airport uses a glycol based de-icer and a Potassium Acetate de-icer.

The glycol based de-icer is used to de-ice the aeroplanes and can be harmful to aquatic life. The use of glycol based de-icers are restricted to a dedicated area where the run-off is collected in a sealed tank and removed from site by tanker for off-site disposal.
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon. Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising! A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin![/p][/quote]yeah... cheers for that contribution Joe.[/p][/quote]love the movie script, Its good to see the fire crews there with their hoses just one question if the hoses were to be used where does all the fire retardent foam go afterwards is it just washed away ?.[/p][/quote]Although it is concerned primarily with surface water run-off that may contain de-icer, I am sure they will be able to explain what happens to the foam at the Environment Agency meeting at Rochford next Monday, details of which are (all the environment agency words, not mine, just posted for information)....... We have recently received a permit application for London Southend Airport. The application is for the discharge of surface water run-off, containing de-icer from its runway and taxiway into Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook. When we receive an application for this kind of permit we consult the general public in addition to any statutory consultees. For this application we will also be consulting Natural England, the government’s advisor on the natural environment. Why are you holding a drop in? We appreciate that there are concerns about how the surrounding watercourses will be affected and we are therefore holding a consultation drop-in at the Rochford Hotel, Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU on 9 June 2014 from 14:00 -19:00. At the drop-in our permitting and regulatory experts will be on hand to talk about the application and, if issued, what conditions the airport will need to comply with in order to protect the watercourse and the surrounding environment. What can I have my say on? The purpose of the consultation is to seek your views on the proposals put forward by the airport operator. For your comments to be considered they must be explicitly linked to the particulars of the application and must be supported by fact over opinion. We are unable to consider comments, or discuss at the drop-in, issues outside of our remit such as airport expansion, noise and traffic. What will be discharged into Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook? For the majority of the year the surface water run-off will be rainfall. During the winter months when conditions are icy the run-off, from snow and ice melt, will contain traces of de-icer. Isn’t de-icer fairly toxic? In common with most airports, Southend Airport uses a glycol based de-icer and a Potassium Acetate de-icer. The glycol based de-icer is used to de-ice the aeroplanes and can be harmful to aquatic life. The use of glycol based de-icers are restricted to a dedicated area where the run-off is collected in a sealed tank and removed from site by tanker for off-site disposal. Nebs
  • Score: 2

6:58am Tue 3 Jun 14

rodgdodge says...

onorris24 wrote:
whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????
Agree absolutely. If it had been a large jet on fire for instance.
How long would a fire crew from Orsett take to attend ?
If the airport cannot manage such an incident, maybe it should be restricted to smaller aeroplanes?
Don`t forget, some ` local` fire stations are threatened with closure still.
This in an ever-increasing population era!
[quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????[/p][/quote]Agree absolutely. If it had been a large jet on fire for instance. How long would a fire crew from Orsett take to attend ? If the airport cannot manage such an incident, maybe it should be restricted to smaller aeroplanes? Don`t forget, some ` local` fire stations are threatened with closure still. This in an ever-increasing population era! rodgdodge
  • Score: 2

7:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.
The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

7:56am Tue 3 Jun 14

John Right says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.
Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.[/p][/quote]Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames. John Right
  • Score: 2

8:52am Tue 3 Jun 14

Joe Clark says...

rodgdodge wrote:
onorris24 wrote:
whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????
Agree absolutely. If it had been a large jet on fire for instance.
How long would a fire crew from Orsett take to attend ?
If the airport cannot manage such an incident, maybe it should be restricted to smaller aeroplanes?
Don`t forget, some ` local` fire stations are threatened with closure still.
This in an ever-increasing population era!
Operating procedures set down by the CAA in association with with the fire services, requires all licensed airports have a set number of engine's on site these are supplemented by public service fire engines when there is a shout to attend an incident at an airport.

It would have been the dispatcher that chose what engines to send, if closer tenders were all ready out then the next avaliable best suited would have beensent not much point sending the aerial ladder platform is there.

This was not an aircraft in distress if it had been engines would have been called sooner it was a landing incident a heavy landing much like hitting a pothole in your car and wreaking the wheel.
[quote][p][bold]rodgdodge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: whats the point of having fire engines at the airport when they have to get more fire engines from other places in essex????[/p][/quote]Agree absolutely. If it had been a large jet on fire for instance. How long would a fire crew from Orsett take to attend ? If the airport cannot manage such an incident, maybe it should be restricted to smaller aeroplanes? Don`t forget, some ` local` fire stations are threatened with closure still. This in an ever-increasing population era![/p][/quote]Operating procedures set down by the CAA in association with with the fire services, requires all licensed airports have a set number of engine's on site these are supplemented by public service fire engines when there is a shout to attend an incident at an airport. It would have been the dispatcher that chose what engines to send, if closer tenders were all ready out then the next avaliable best suited would have beensent not much point sending the aerial ladder platform is there. This was not an aircraft in distress if it had been engines would have been called sooner it was a landing incident a heavy landing much like hitting a pothole in your car and wreaking the wheel. Joe Clark
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9:00am Tue 3 Jun 14

P Barker says...

John Right wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.
Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.
Its as pointless as the comment on an air safety program which said air travel is only safe as you dont do it so often. So if you flew the Heathrow to manchester shuttle daily you would crash eventually. Only problem is its being flying 5 time a day for the past 30+ years and non have crashed yet !
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.[/p][/quote]Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.[/p][/quote]Its as pointless as the comment on an air safety program which said air travel is only safe as you dont do it so often. So if you flew the Heathrow to manchester shuttle daily you would crash eventually. Only problem is its being flying 5 time a day for the past 30+ years and non have crashed yet ! P Barker
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9:12am Tue 3 Jun 14

John Right says...

P Barker wrote:
John Right wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.
Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.
Its as pointless as the comment on an air safety program which said air travel is only safe as you dont do it so often. So if you flew the Heathrow to manchester shuttle daily you would crash eventually. Only problem is its being flying 5 time a day for the past 30+ years and non have crashed yet !
Your due then, make a will...
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.[/p][/quote]Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.[/p][/quote]Its as pointless as the comment on an air safety program which said air travel is only safe as you dont do it so often. So if you flew the Heathrow to manchester shuttle daily you would crash eventually. Only problem is its being flying 5 time a day for the past 30+ years and non have crashed yet ![/p][/quote]Your due then, make a will... John Right
  • Score: -1

1:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

onorris24 says...

John Right wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.
Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.
well thats me dead then!
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: The sort of crash most folk wouldn't want, would be one of those Easy Jets, having just taken off, with a full fuel load, say over Chalkwell.[/p][/quote]Only a matter of time, what with the law of averages, now that would be horrendous, considering the high volume of residential properties between the end of the runway, and the river Thames.[/p][/quote]well thats me dead then! onorris24
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Dont know what all the fuss is about, I cant hear a thing from the airport, living in Rayleigh...
Dont know what all the fuss is about, I cant hear a thing from the airport, living in Rayleigh... CarnMountification
  • Score: -5

6:14pm Tue 3 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

Lucky you CarnMountification. Not much being said about them now wanting to put stuff into the local brooks is there ! having already agreed not to ! Changing the rules - again!
Still money does appear to be tight now for stobart.............
watch this space.
Lucky you CarnMountification. Not much being said about them now wanting to put stuff into the local brooks is there ! having already agreed not to ! Changing the rules - again! Still money does appear to be tight now for stobart............. watch this space. jolllyboy
  • Score: 5

2:28am Wed 4 Jun 14

chuckieboy says...

Bangemup wrote:
Glad the Pilot survived this horrendous accident ! I would like to know who assessed the situation and called for extra fire appliances ,over and above the airports own competent team ? He should apply for a job as a journalist !
Totally agree! (and your comments made me giggle). Thanks
[quote][p][bold]Bangemup[/bold] wrote: Glad the Pilot survived this horrendous accident ! I would like to know who assessed the situation and called for extra fire appliances ,over and above the airports own competent team ? He should apply for a job as a journalist ![/p][/quote]Totally agree! (and your comments made me giggle). Thanks chuckieboy
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9:19pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Nebs says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Lucky you CarnMountification. Not much being said about them now wanting to put stuff into the local brooks is there ! having already agreed not to ! Changing the rules - again!
Still money does appear to be tight now for stobart.............

watch this space.
There is an environment agency meeting about the discharges into the brooks, see my post above for details.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Lucky you CarnMountification. Not much being said about them now wanting to put stuff into the local brooks is there ! having already agreed not to ! Changing the rules - again! Still money does appear to be tight now for stobart............. watch this space.[/p][/quote]There is an environment agency meeting about the discharges into the brooks, see my post above for details. Nebs
  • Score: 1

7:56am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mikeyzaz says...

Joe Clark wrote:
HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon.

Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising!

A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin!
Nice! Favorite post of the week!
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: HORROR CRASH AT AIRPORT: Millions of passengers fled screaming in terror when an aircraft smashed into the runway at Southend Airport the aircraft a Cessna bounced back in to the air and flew on over the town with large sections falling off narrowly missing shoppers and a school, as the aircraft came back down it landed on grass alongside the runway and exploded with the force of a billion ton bomb going off rattling windows in Perth Australia and registering as a 12.9 earthquake on the moon. Eye witness Mr Moan Man shocked the world by not getting in the first comment but will post some bizarre ramble at some point completely missing the facts and points he said "moan moan moan grumble grumble grumble close it down" and then started going on about advertising! A very minor incident that will not even make the national daily papers, watch the hyping of the incident begin![/p][/quote]Nice! Favorite post of the week! Mikeyzaz
  • Score: 2

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