Virgin accident in saint lucian storm

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Accident: Virgin A333 at St. Lucia on Dec 24th 2013, mud landing on runway

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Virgin accident in saint lucian storm

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  2. 2. Accident: Virgin A333 at St. Lucia on Dec 24th 2013, mud landing on runway A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300, registration G-VNYC performing flight VS-98 from Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia), was on final approach to Saint Lucia at about 19:40L (23:40Z) and had just received landing clearance when river "Petite Riviere Du Vieux Fort" burst its banks and flooded the airport reportedly washing the weather station away and setting the runway under mud and water. The aircraft touched down on the flooded runway without warning and managed to come to a stop. No injuries occurred, the landing gear however received substantial damage.

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