Another Global 5000 Lands Just Short of Runway

 - December 20, 2007, 9:53 AM

A Bombardier Global 5000 landed short of a runway in the Caribbean islands on December 12 and sustained damage after hitting an airport perimeter fence. Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) flight ops inspector Paul Delisle told AIN that the accident occurred at Vance W. Armory Airport on the island of Nevis and said there were no injuries to crew or passengers. A spokeswoman for the NTSB confirmed that the Safety Board “was aware of a situation…involving an airplane with the registration number N50DS.” She added that although the ECCAA has jurisdiction, the NTSB has offered to assist in the investigation. A spokesman for the FAA yesterday said that the owner of the airplane, Tampa, Fla.-based First Southeast Aviation, had not yet notified the FAA of the incident although the company is required to do so because it is a U.S.-registered airplane. An employee of First Southeast Aviation confirmed to AIN that the Global 5000 is registered to the company, but would not comment further. This is the second incident of a Global 5000 landing short of a runway since November. On November 11, a Global 5000 owned by Tim Hortons cofounder Ron Joyce landed short in Nova Scotia, Canada.