Saturday, September 08, 2012

Beech 18/C-45: Suffolk plane runs into ditch


No one was injured when a plane ran into a ditch at a rural grass landing strip in the 900 block of Hare Road Saturday evening.

Dispatchers received a call for the incident around 5:20 p.m., according to a city news release.

The 1943 twin-engine Beech 18/C-45 plane was never airborne, but narrowly missed a telephone pole during the incident.

Pilot John Mosby Williams, of Bonita Springs, Fla., was undergoing test maneuvers on the plane's brakes when they failed, causing the plane to veer across the road and into the ditch, the release said.


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