On September 1, 1969, at 0:05 a.m., the first aircraft after the 21-day general overhaul of the runway landed at Munich-Riem Airport. In the past 3 weeks, Munich Airport was closed for the entire airspace due to the renovation work, flights were diverted to Nuremberg.
The first machine was the “Schwabing” a BAC-111-414EG (D-ANDY) of the Bavaria airline. The crew was welcomed by the airport director Graf zu Castell and the construction manager, graduate engineer Rudi Pohlmann, and the pilot congratulated them on the successful expansion of the runway at Munich-Riem Airport.
Sad side information:
Only 319 days after this wonderful event, the only 2 year old BAC 111 “Schwabing” of Bavaria Airline had an accident on the Costa Brava in Spain.
On July 19, 1970, the fully occupied machine raced past the end of the runway when it took off at Girona Airport. Due to a misunderstanding, the copilot reduced the thrust of the accelerated aircraft shortly before take-off. 9 passengers were injured as a result of the accident. The fully fueled BAC 1-11 broke in two halves on the hull, fortunately no fire broke out.
The damaged BAC was later transported to Great Britain in individual parts, repaired at Bournemouth Airport and then taken over by the British airline Dan-Air with the registration G-AZED. In 2000 the Bac One-Eleven was scrapped.