Airport landing equipment shooter ‘aiming at rabbits’
Wednesday 7th November 2012, 6:00PM GMT.
THE damaged piece of landing equipment at the Airport was shot by a member of staff aiming at rabbits, it has been claimed.
Last week the JEP revealed that hundreds of Islanders’ travel plans had been disrupted after the instrument landing system was damaged.
After initially denying that planes had been affected, senior operations staff later admitted to the JEP that flights were potentially impacted by the easterly ILS being out of service after passengers and airline staff claimed that flights were turning back because of the fault.
An Airport investigation into the matter is continuing. And yesterday it was claimed in the States that the system is believed to have been hit by an employee trying to scare rabbits.
Full story in Wednesday’s JEP