Plane crash liver 'saved patient'


A transplant patient "would certainly have died" without the liver that was on board a private plane which crash-landed in Birmingham, a doctor said.

The Cessna from Belfast transporting the organ crashed in foggy conditions at Birmingham Airport on Friday.

Two pilots in the plane were hurt but the liver was undamaged, enabling the operation to go ahead as planned.

Simon Bramhall, the surgeon who performed the transplant, said it was "amazing" the organ remained intact.