||Aircraft on delivery to Algeria. Forced to divert to Malta due to technical problems. Departed on 02.02.90.
||The aircraft arrived as IV203. The collapse of the company was announced, the aircraft remaining in Malta until its departure on the 9th as N83MV on delivery to Air Liberte. c/n 49823
||c/s LN135. Diverted for unknown reasons, departure date unknown.
||P. PA-23-250E Aztec
||Excelair Services Ltd
||Written off in landing accident at Luqa. Scrapped at Safi during March/April 1993. Accident date previously listed as the 9th.
||Suffered an engine failure during take-off on a test flight. Pilot landed the aircraft again without any mishaps.
||Pilot reported that undercarriage lights were on red, indicating they hadn’t lowered, confirmed visually after pilot made a low pass close to the control tower. Pilot directed to orbit over the sea to use up fuel. Undercarriage functioned properly just before landing, the pilot making a normal touchdown.
||Captain reported hydraulic failure after departing from Malta. Aircraft returned, landing safely on runway 14. It remained on the runway, until it was shortly afterwards towed away. Departure from Malta unknown.
||B. King Air
||Aircraft hit by cargo trolley which had become loose.
||Denny Kitfox Mk.3
||Dr. Martin Florin
||The first civil aircraft to be built, tested and certified in Malta. Forced to make an emergency landing in Gozo after failure of a start switch. Repaired and flown back to Malta. The aircraft was the property of Germany’s ambassador to Malta.
||Aircraft landed on Gatwick’s taxiway 2 instead of runway 26R. A link to a report issued by the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch can be found at the bottom of this page.
||Aircraft departed Malta for Tunisia, but developed engine trouble. Captain decided to return to Malta due to better maintenance facilities. Aircraft remained in Malta due to payment problems. Bought by auction, but plans to restore aircraft to full airworthy status abandoned, and donated to the Malta Aviation Museum. Aircraft towed by road to Ta’ Qali during the night of 27/28 March 2006.
||Ce. Cardinal 177RG
||Overrun RWY 24 and ended on soft ground, intersection area
||P. PA-32R-300 Lance
||Sun Aviation Ltd
||Operated with Excelair logo. Aircraft lost on a Tunis – Malta flight. No survivors, but parts of the aircraft were discovered by fishermen.
||Departed from Belgrade for Malta. Developed electrical problems. Orbited airport to burn up excess fuel. Crashed on the approach to airport.
||A hijacker who had boarded the flight during a stopover at Malta hijacked the plane and demanded to be flown to Germany or South Africa. The hijacker was overpowered by two Austrian police officers using pepper spray.
||Flight to Istanbul hi-jacked by two Turks, and forced to divert to Cologne, no injuries. “Bombs” were fakes.
||E. A. Europa
||After landing on r/w 06, aircraft swerved and ended up at 90deg to the r/w.
||Aborted take-off on r/w 14, veered off runway, ending up on the grass near the former Safi gate.
||Diverted to Malta due to faulty fuel indicator while enroute from Lampedusa to Catania-Fontanarossa.