Irishman killed in hit-and-run near Puerto del Rosario

Jim Campbell was killed when he was hit by two cars, one of which failed to stop, as he walked along a road (between the Airport and Puerto del Rosario) in the dark on Wednesday night.

The 40-year-old landed at Fuerteventura Airport, which is also known as El Matorral Airport, earlier on Wednesday and had been drinking for several hours leading up to the incident.

The accident occurred at 23.40 hours on Wednesday (17th. Feb 2016) as reported by the Emergency Operations and Security Center 112 of the Canary Islands.

He was about 500 yards from the Fuerteventura airport, walking on the road towards the capital, Puerto del Rosario, which is some three miles to the north, when he was hit by a car. That’s a dual carriage way with cars driving 90 Km per Hour.

The driver immediately went back and called emergency services, but by then Mr Campbell had been run over by a second car, which failed to stop.

He died at the scene shortly before midnight. Medical personnel of the Emergency Department Canario at the scene could only confirm the death of the hit person, a man of British nationality.

The second vehicle was found by police just over an hour later parked in the nearby capital, thanks to details given by other drivers.

Police said the driver, a 50-year-old local man, gave himself up to police at around 2am on Thursday and was “shown later to be under the influence of hashish”. He has not been named.

A senior officer from the paramilitary Civil Guard said yesterday: “This was an accident waiting to happen. The victim had been drinking in the airport for several hours after landing.”

“He then set out on his own for Puerto del Rosario. Mr. Jim Campbell was walking on the road, not on the side, with his back to the traffic in the night and wearing dark clothing.”

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(FUE) Live Departures

Wednesday, 26/09/2018
TimeFlightDestinationAirlineTerminal
08:05IBB203 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
08:10AEA9432 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) AIR EUROPA1
08:30IBB415 TENERIFE NORTE (TFN) BINTER CANARIAS1
08:30IBE2278TENERIFE NORTE (TFN)IBERIA1
08:50RYR6311 BARCELONA-EL PRAT (BCN) RYANAIR1
09:20IBB237 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
09:20IBE2227GRAN CANARIA (LPA)IBERIA1
09:20TUI2139 FRANKFURT (FRA) TUIFLY GMBH, LANGENHAGEN1
10:10CNF804 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) CANARY FLY, S.L.1
10:20IBB209 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
10:20IBE2232GRAN CANARIA (LPA)IBERIA1
10:45RYR8627 DUSSELDORF /WEEZE (NRN) RYANAIR1
10:55EZY8536 LONDON /GATWICK (LGW) EASYJET UK LTD 1
11:00RYR8135 LONDON /STANSTED (STN) RYANAIR1
11:10IBB211 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
11:20vueloPrincipal IBS3901 MADRID-BARAJAS ADOLFO SUÁREZ (MAD) IBERIA EXPRESS1
11:20IBE3901MADRID-BARAJAS ADOLFO SUÁREZ (MAD)IBERIA1
11:35TOM6321 BRISTOL (BRS) TUI AIRWAYS LTD1
11:45EZY6066 BRISTOL (BRS) EASYJET UK LTD 1
11:50CNF810 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) CANARY FLY, S.L.1
11:50IBB423 TENERIFE NORTE (TFN) BINTER CANARIAS1
12:35SXD2830 DUSSELDORF (DUS) SUNEXPRESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH1
12:40IBB207 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
12:40IBE2238GRAN CANARIA (LPA)IBERIA1
13:00AEA9434 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) AIR EUROPA1

Fuerteventura (FUE) Live Arrivals

Wednesday, 26/09/2018
TimeFlightOriginAirlineTerminal
07:35AEA9431 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) AIR EUROPA1
07:40IBB200 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
08:00IBB414 TENERIFE NORTE (TFN) BINTER CANARIAS1
08:05RYR6310 BARCELONA-EL PRAT (BCN) RYANAIR1
08:20CNF803 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) CANARY FLY, S.L.1
08:30TUI2138 FRANKFURT (FRA) TUIFLY GMBH, LANGENHAGEN1
08:55IBB236 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
09:55IBB208 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
10:05EZY8535 LONDON /GATWICK (LGW) EASYJET UK LTD 1
10:10RYR8626 DUSSELDORF /WEEZE (NRN) RYANAIR1
10:25RYR8134 LONDON /STANSTED (STN) RYANAIR1
10:30TOM6320 BRISTOL (BRS) TUI AIRWAYS LTD1
10:40IBB210 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
10:45vueloPrincipal IBS3900 MADRID-BARAJAS ADOLFO SUÁREZ (MAD) IBERIA EXPRESS1
10:45IBE3900MADRID-BARAJAS ADOLFO SUÁREZ (MAD)IBERIA1
11:05CNF809 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) CANARY FLY, S.L.1
11:05EZY6065 BRISTOL (BRS) EASYJET UK LTD 1
11:20IBB422 TENERIFE NORTE (TFN) BINTER CANARIAS1
11:25SXD2831 DUSSELDORF (DUS) SUNEXPRESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH1
12:10IBB206 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) BINTER CANARIAS1
12:20TOM5344 LONDON /STANSTED (STN) TUI AIRWAYS LTD1
12:25RYR5468 MADRID-BARAJAS ADOLFO SUÁREZ (MAD) RYANAIR1
12:30AEA9433 GRAN CANARIA (LPA) AIR EUROPA1
12:55vueloPrincipal VLG3014 BARCELONA-EL PRAT (BCN) VUELING AIRLINES1
12:55IBE5788BARCELONA-EL PRAT (BCN)IBERIA1

FUE Airport Information

Name: Fuerteventura El Matorral Airport (FUE)

Address: 35610, El Matorral, Fuerteventura, Spain

Phone number: (+34) 91 321 10 00 or 0034 902 404 704

Airport parking phone: (+34) 928 860 855

Contact email: fueinfo@aena.es

Website: www.aena.es

GPS co-ordinates: Latitude: 28º 27′ 09.76” N Longitude: 13º 52′ 12.88” W

It is only 10 minutes from the Caleta de Fuste, and 35 minutes from Corralejo resorts. The Airport is accessible by road FV-1. Bus to Caleta de Fuste cost less than 2 euro per person and taxi should be between 10 and 15 euro. You can find more info about Fuerteventura Airport here.

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Airport FUE

Being the main entrance gate in Fuerteventura, El Matorral (FUE) Airport sees thousands of tourists arriving on the island each year. The airport is located 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island, and it has excellent connections to some major international and national destinations alike. By means of FUE, people can benefit from continuous flights to or out of Fuerteventura from/to virtually all over Europe (and chiefly West Europe). Almost 50 airlines companies service this airport, but the venue is fully endowed with virtually all facilities and services able to make passengers moments at the airport as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

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It is only 10 minutes from the Caleta de Fuste, and 35 minutes from Corralejo resorts. The Airport is accessible by road FV-1.  Bus to Caleta de Fuste cost less than 2 euro per person and taxi should be between 10 and 15 euro.

The airport hosts, for instance, a tourist information office, several duty-free shops, restaurants and coffee shops, a pharmacy and several ATMs. It also provides banking services and facilities for people with reduced mobility. The presence of car hire operators goes without saying, whereas in terms of airport transfers, in the proximity of the airport there are taxis and buses to shuttle visitors from the airport to virtually any spot on the island. The bottom line is FUE Airport is one of the most modern airports of the Canary Islands and a leading force in respect to the constant progress of standards of proficiency in terms of airport services and facilities.

Airlines with direct flights from the UK:

  • British Airways
  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • Monarch
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • Thomson Airways
  • Thomas Cook Airlines

Airlines providing indirect flights from the UK:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Germanwings
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • Swiss
  • Vueling Airlines

Airlines flying between Canary Islands:

  • Binter Canarias
  • Canary Fly

Name: Fuerteventura El Matorral Airport (FUE)

Address: 35610, El Matorral, Fuerteventura, Spain

Phone number: (+34) 91 321 10 00 or 0034 902 404 704

Airport parking phone: (+34) 928 860 855

Contact email: fueinfo@aena.es

Website: www.aena.es

GPS co-ordinates: Latitude: 28º 27′ 09.76” N        Longitude: 13º 52′ 12.88” W

 

Fuerteventura Airport FUE on the map

 

All flights from FUE Airport to the UK and Ireland:

 

AIRPORT CITY AIRLINE
BIRMINGHAM / INTERNATIONAL BIRMINGHAM RYANAIR
MONARCH AIRLINES
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
BRISTOL BRISTOL EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
CORK CORK RYANAIR
DUBLIN DUBLIN AER LINGUS
RYANAIR
EAST MIDLANDS NOTTINGHAM RYANAIR
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
GLASGOW GLASGOW JET2.COM LIMITED
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
GLASGOW / PRESTWICK GLASGOW RYANAIR
LEEDS / BRADFORD LEEDS JET2.COM LIMITED
RYANAIR
LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
RYANAIR
LONDON / GATWICK LONDON BRITISH AIRWAYS
EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
LONDON / LUTON LONDON RYANAIR
LONDON / STANSTED LONDON RYANAIR
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
MANCHESTER MANCHESTER THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
RYANAIR
JET2.COM LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED