Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mooney M20M Bravo, N251JK: August 15, 2013 - Runway overrun at Provincetown Municipal Airport (KPVC), Massachusetts

PROVINCETOWN — On Thursday, Aug. 15, at approximately 1:50 p.m. the police officer assigned to the Provincetown Municipal Airport reported a small plane had crashed off the primary runway, according to a press release from the Provincetown police. 

 Provincetown Airport personnel, as well as police, fire and EMS department members responded to the scene to discover a small plane had come to rest off the runway surface to the south proximate to the primary 25/07 runway.

Both occupants of the aircraft stated they were unhurt but were evaluated by EMS at the scene and released.

The scene was surrendered to the airport manager while the State Police, FAA and Mass. Aeronautics assess the incident at the scene.

The Provincetown Airport was closed temporarily during the incident, but opened approximately 90 minutes later.


ROVINCETOWN - There were no injuries in a small plane crash at Provincetown Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon.

According to a Provincetown police release, a small plane had "come to rest off the runway surface."  

Provincetown police, firefighters and EMTs responded to the scene shortly after the incident occurred at 1:50 p.m.

Both the pilot and passenger told authorities they were not injured. They were checked by EMTs and released, police said.

Massachusetts State Police,
Federal Aviation Administration and Mass Aeronautics all responded to the scene. Police did not indicate if the plane was taking off or landing when it left the primary 25/07 runway. The cause of the incident is unknown.

The airport was closed for about an hour, then reopened for regular use, police said.


PROVINCETOWN – A private plane went off the runway at Provincetown Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon, closing the airport for about 90 minutes. 

The accident happened just before 2 p.m. and neither of the two occupants in the single-engine plane was hurt, according to a statement from Provincetown police Lt. Jim Golden.

The airport – which has just one runway and is in the Cape Cod National Seashore – is serviced by one commercial airline, Cape Air.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane is owned by Joseph P. Keenan of Westfield.

The plane was in the brush at the south end of the clear zone away from the runway and will require a crane to remove, which could take up to two days, said Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes.

“It is not interfering with Cape Air,” she said.

The state police, FAA and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission are investigating, Provincetown police said.