Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beech V35 Bonanza, N2059W: October 23, 2012 near St Cloud Regional Airport (KSTC), Minnesota


 A pilot undershot the runway Tuesday at the St. Cloud Airport, and ended up landing on a street.   According to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, 67-year-old Bruce Deckinga of Petoskey, Michigan and two passengers were returning to Michigan from the Dakotas.

Deckinga planned to make a scheduled landing at the St. Cloud Airport for fuel. He undershot the runway and set the plane down on Benton County Road 90 before ending up on 40th Avenue North.

Authorities say rain and poor visibility were factors in the faulty landing.

No one was injured, and there was no damage to the plane or other vehicles on the roadway.    The FAA will investigate this incident.

NEAR ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A small plane made what appears to be an emergency landing on a road in rural Sherburne County Tuesday afternoon.   Helen Schommer and her father were returning home from having lunch when they came upon the plane just before 1 p.m. not far from St. Cloud Regional Airport. From the pictures Helen took it appears that there is either no damage or very little to the aircraft, but no one has been able to provide information on what may have caused the unplanned landing...

 A small airplane made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon on a road while trying to make it to the St. Cloud Regional Airport, authorities said.

The pilot and two passengers aboard the single-engine Beechcraft were not hurt, and there was no damage to the plane, said Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The plane was heading from the airport in Pierre, S.D., to the Cambridge (Minn.) Municipal Airport, when it "requested to be diverted to the St. Cloud airport" on the eastern edge of the city because of "weather concerns," Cory said.

The pilot ended up landing on a road about a mile from the airport, the FAA spokeswoman said.

Identities of those aboard have yet to be disclosed.

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