Saturday, January 19, 2013

Piper Navajo: Couple uninjured when plane misses runway while landing at Charlevoix Municipal Airport (KCVX), Michigan

CHARLEVOIX — No one was injured in an accident involving an airplane missing the runway while landing at the Charlevoix Municipal Airport late Friday afternoon.

Airport manager Scott Woody the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. as a Piper Navajo occupied by a couple from Lansing was attempting to land headed east on the airport’s main runway.

Woody said the pilot missed the runway and landed on what he described as “median between the runway and the taxiway.”

He said the airplane sustained damage to its nose landing gear and its engines from the propellers striking the ground.

Woody, who did not identify the occupants of the aircraft, noted that the airport was closed for a short time following the accident.  He said the weather conditions at the time were intermittent snow white-outs, but the runway had just been plowed before the accident took place.

He said the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been contacted and will be investigating the incident.

The Charlevoix Courier is pursuing further details on the incident. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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