Mallow International Airport
Wed, 06 Mar 2013
at Mallow International Airport,
Reply to @prattsoplenty: Oops; I didn't fully research that last bit. The Gulfstream in KHOU was a G-III, not this G-II. The G-III did have the XA-FOU registration at one point before being sold and registered in the US as N85VT. The G-II became N559LC.
Saw this photo on my Twitter feed: http://s845.beta.photobucket.com/user/bizjets101/media/XA-FOU1_zps081490e0.jpg.html and looked further into this incident. Turns out the Mexican G-II (XA-FOU) used the race track for a fuel emergency landing after running out of options at Shannon due to fog. There was no damage so the insurance company built a runway (the asphalt seen running east-west on either side of the more recently built winner's circle) and the aircraft departed safely. Since the flight was a transatlantic flight, the International Airport tag fits. Sadly, the Gulfstream was destroyed in 2004 trying to land at KHOU, in the fog.
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