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Malta private jet incident not caused by negligence: report

Xinhua,December 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

VALLETTA, Dec.30 (Xinhua) -- An unmanned private jet which was swept away by strong winds in Malta on Wednesday had been properly secured, according to the Times of Malta.

The Maltese Air Accidents Investigation Bureau chief investigator Frank Zammit said he had no doubt all the necessary procedures had been followed in securing the aircraft, adding that it appeared that parking procedures were followed strictly.

Preliminary investigations, he said, indicated that the wind had caused the plane to move from its berth. As a result, it careened to the side of the apron, slid downhill and hit the building with some force.

Zammit said the cockpit and nose had suffered the most extensive damage, however it was premature to put a price tag on the cost of the damage. Enditem