Nightexpress

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Nightexpress
Nightexpress logo.png
IATA
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ICAO
EXT
Callsign
EXECUTIVE
Founded 1984
Operating bases Frankfurt Airport
Fleet size 3
Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany
Key people Yvonne Boag (Managing Director)
Website nightexpress.de

Nightexpress Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH is an airline based in Frankfurt, Germany, that was founded in 1984 and had 27 employees (as of March 2007). It operates scheduled and chartered cargo flights out of Frankfurt Airport, most of which are either to Birmingham Airport or Coventry Airport.[1]

Fleet[edit]

A Nightexpress Short 360 at Frankfurt Airport in 2005.

As of December 2010, the Nightexpress fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2]

Nightexpress fleet
Aircraft In Service
Beechcraft Model 99 1
Short 360 2
Total 3

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 30 June 1999 at 02:41 UTC, Nightexpress Flight 114, a Beechcraft Model 99 (registered D-IBEX) crashed near Liège Airport, Belgium, killing the two pilots on board. The aircraft had left London Luton Airport at 01:25 UTC for a cargo flight to Frankfurt Airport, when the pilots reported failures in both engines at 02:34 UTC. The aircraft was cleared to perform an emergency landing at either Brussels Airport or Liège Airport, but ultimately crashed 5 nautical miles short of the latter's runway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55. 
  2. ^ Nightexpress: Fleet information
  3. ^ Nightexpress Flight 114 at the Aviation Safety Network

External links[edit]