Aviodrome

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 13 '18 09:04

The historical Convair 340 plane that crashed in South Africa on Monday, will no longer be exhibited in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for aviation museum Aviodrome confirmed. "The plane can not be repaired", the spokesperson said to NU.nl.

Parts of the aircraft may be brought to the Netherlands, but that is still uncertain as the plane must first be released by the South African authorities after investigation. "That can take a long time", the spokesperson said. 

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 14:30

The three Dutch who were hurt in a plane crash in South Africa on Tuesday are still in hospital, but it is expected that they will be released soon, a spokesperson for their employer Aviodrome said to NU.nl on Wednesday. All three sustained relatively minor injuries.

One person was killed when the Convair 340 from 1954 crashed in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. Around 20 people were injured. 

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 08:29

A historical Martinair plane crashed in South Africa on Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed and around 20 were injured, according to local media. Three Dutch are among the injured. They work for Lelystad aviation museum Aviodrome, who the plane belongs to, according to newspaper AD.

The plane, a Convair 340 from 1954, took off from the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria around 4:30 p.m., almost immediately releasing clouds of smoke. The plane crashed a short time later. It hit a dairy farm, local residents say on Facebook.

The Catalina - a water plane from 1941
Aug 16 '17 09:24

A historical water plane of the Aviodrome theme park had to make an emergency landing at Lelystad Airport on Tuesday. The plane was used in the India memorial in The Hague and on the return flight the landing gear in the nose stopped working, NOS reports.

The historic plane Catalina was built in 1941. Aviodrome uses it for pleasure trips.

According to Omroep Flevoland, the plane first landed on its wheels and then slowly braked on the nose of the aircraft. This landing was safer than landing on the water according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported. 

Sep 19 '16 09:15

Schiphol airport is celebrating it's birthday today. Exactly 100 years ago today, the first military plane landed at Schiphol. In the years since, the airport grew to over 60 million passengers a year.

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