Spanish Air Force CASA C-295M runway excursion,10 Injured

CASA C-295M T.21-10 of Ala 35 (code 35-48) suffered a runway excursion today at Santa Cilia De Jaca Airport (LECI) after bouncing on the runway during landing.

The pilots lost control at the end of the runway. All the occupants were injured.  The plane is based at Getafe AFB.

The aircraft sustained significant damage and was most likely written off.

An Air Force plane participating in ECCAragon2019, the Macrosimulacro of the Military Emergency Unit that is being held this week in the Jacetania and Alto Gállego districts , suffered a runway excursion while participating in the aero-aerobics exercise at the Aerodrome of Santa Cilia.

As a result of the accident, nine soldiers have been wounded in different ways, most of them minor and one with a reserved prognosis, and they have been transferred to the Jaca Hospital.

The accident occurred around 11.30 am, when a T21 aircraft of the Air Force, based in Getafe, was going to land at the Santa Cilia airfield.

“As a result of that earthing, it left the track and went to a trough.

The plane were 10 passengers, four of the crew and six, of the Aeroevacuation Medium Unit of the Air Force, ” Alcañiz explained.

Nine were evacuated to the Hospital de Jaca, one of them, “with a blow to the head and that we believe has greater injuries,” explained the head of the UME. It is about the pilot of the device. The others have bruises and multiple injuries and have been transferred to the hospital as a precaution.

In these moments, the UME does not know the causes of the airplane accident.

A commission of investigation has already been opened by the Air Force and the Civil Guard also went to the scene of the accident, which opened a report to analyze the reasons for the incident.

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