Plane Overshoots Runway Upon Landing
A pilot was unhurt and an aircraft sustained minor damage when it left the runway after landing at Moore County Airport, according to officials with the airport.
Airport Director Ron Maness said the Raleigh-based craft “departed the runway” about 12:40 p.m. Monday after landing. He said the wet weather helped slow the craft down because the sandy soil was loose and the plane “got mired up in the mud.”
The pilot was the only person on the plane when it landed, he said. The passengers the plane was picking up have been transported by another aircraft to their destination.
Maness said he has contacted officials from the Federal Aviation Adminstration and the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the incident. The aircraft must be moved from its current location, but Maness said the rainy weather is hampering that process right now.
“Right now we are trying to figure out how to move it without inflicting damage on the aircraft,” Maness said.
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