The chair of the Isles of Scilly Council says the suspended head of the main school on the islands has been treated disgracefully. Councillor Mike Hicks says Bryce Wilby has now been given the chance to give his side of the story after his suspension earlier this year.
An investigation into alleged financial irregularites at Five Islands School should be completed by the the middle of next month after Mr Wilby has given his version of events.
Runway at Scilly airport in need of "significant repair"
The condition of the runway which was the scene of yesterday's plane crash on the Isles of Scilly will be discussed by councillors today. It's thought the runway, which is half tarmac and half grass, is in need of "significant repair".
“Significant issues” with the main runway at St Mary's Airport were reported to the Council last September following a so-called grip test by the Civil Aviation Authority. This test identified that the runway was in very poor condition and had a likely life expectancy of 12 to 18 months.
Statement following plane crash on Isles of Scilly
The Council of the Isles of Scilly have released a statement following the news a plane overshot the runway at St Mary's Airport.The airport was shut for a time when the plane carrying four people went through a hedge and ended up in a field, facing the sea. No-one was injured.
At 13:07 hours this afternoon a light twin engine aircraft made an approach to the grass Runway at St Mary’s Airport. The Aircraft subsequently ran off the end of the grass Runway into the field. There were 4 persons on board none of whom were injured. The Emergency services responded immediately to the scene in accordance with the Aerodrome Emergency Orders. There is no current disruption to services at the airport