Anti-aviation Protesters Target LCY

Aviation International News » July 2009
June 30, 2009, 5:41 AM

Five people aligned with Plane Stupid, an activist group opposed to airport expansion in Europe, cut through the chain-link perimeter fence at London City Airport on June 10 at 2:30 a.m. and chained themselves to the nosewheel of a Beechjet 400A parked at the Jet Centre FBO. “Airport security was immediately alerted by alarm when the fence was cut and called the police,” said Jet Centre spokeswoman Rupa Haria. “The police arrived on site at 2:34 a.m.” The airplane, which Haria said was out of service for maintenance and parked out of the way, was not damaged. Police arrested the protesters on charges of aggravated trespass and criminal damage. The incident did not disrupt any of the airport’s flight operations.

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