Sunday, March 11, 2012

Plane Forced Off Runway At Allegheny County Airport (KAGC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — The pilot of a small plane was reportedly not hurt in an accident at the Allegheny County Airport Sunday afternoon.

NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene in West Mifflin showing the airplane down in a grassy area.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Piper Archer suffered some nose gear damage when a wind gust caused the airplane to come down.

The Post-Gazette reports that Airport Authority officials said the pilot was practicing landings and takeoffs when the accident happened.

The incident closed the airport for a short time Sunday afternoon, but as the Post-Gazette reports, it reopened at about 3:30 p.m.


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