Malta International Airport expresses its deepest sympathy with the victims of the accident and their relatives.
The airport confirms that the aircraft accident emergency response plan was triggered effectively and its Fire and Rescue team arrived at the crash site within approximately 2 minutes. The fire was put out within seconds. All emergency responders dispatched to the scene are safe.
Terminal and airfield operations have resumed and we are working hard to bring our schedule back to normal as soon as possible.
Earlier today an aircraft accident involving a Fairchild Metroliner with five crew members aboard was involved in a fatal aircraft accident. Malta International Airport is providing its full support and assistance to the relevant authorities investigating the accident.