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Two injured after fire engine topples over during Edinburgh Airport training exercise

The stricken fire engine is towed away by a recovery truck. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The stricken fire engine is towed away by a recovery truck. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

  • by MELISSA CLARK
 

A FIRE fighter was taken to hospital yesterday after a fire engine toppled over during a training exercise at Edinburgh Airport.

The engine overturned at about 10:15am on a section of the airport’s taxiway.

It is still unclear why the vehicle, which can weigh up to 14 tonnes, fell over.

An investigation has now been launched into the incident.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “I can confirm an incident with one of our fire appliances this morning, which saw one fire fighter taken to hospital with suspected fractures to his arm.

“The incident occurred during operational training and did not in any way impair the operation of the airport or affect our passengers. A full investigation of the incident is now underway.”

Disgruntled passengers took to Twitter to explain how delays had been caused by the crash.

Sandy Duncan tweeted: “A fire engine has crashed at Edinburgh Airport blocking access to more than half of the gates. We’ve been sent back to the main

runway.”

 

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