By Marc Rowlands

January 31, 2021 – A Croatian plane made an emergency crash landing in Belgium last night. All of the evening’s flights to Antwerp airport were diverted to Maastricht airport following the crash.

A Croatian plane belonging to Jung Sky, a private airline based in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, last night made an emergency crash landing at Antwerp International Airport. The plane overshot the runway and landed on grassland which lies at the rear of the allocated point of landing. The plane was carrying one passenger and two crew members at the time. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the emergency landing.

Pictures posted on Twitter by Amsterdam-based journalist Menno Swart look to show that the plane’s landing gear buckled under the stress of landing on the irregular surface. The accident happened at 20 hours and 57 minutes local time.

Following the crash landing of the Croatian plane, all subsequent flights scheduled to land last night at Antwerp International Airport were diverted to Maastricht Aachen Airport. The Belgian Civil Aviation Agency has launched an investigation into the incident involving the Croatian plane.

According to the Croatian portal Index, Jung Sky was founded in 2009 and its private fleet consists of two Cessna 525A CJ2 jets that travel to destinations across Europe and North Africa. They annually operate more than 1,200 flights to more than 200 different airports in 40 different countries.

The flights are performed by a two-member crew, a crew captain and a co-pilot. The company’s airbase, as well as its headquarters, are located in Zagreb.