Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: RED WING
Flight Number: LAK761
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA.
RED WING AEROPLANE CO: http://registry.faa.gov/N145KK
GAINESVILLE, Fla. —
An airplane that skid off a runway at Gainesville Regional Airport is under investigation.
Airport officials said the two-engine plane landed just after 11 p.m. Monday and skidded over 1,000 feet into a ditch.
Airport officials said the two-engine plane attempted to land just after 11 p.m. Monday, and skidded over 1,000 feet and into a ditch.
The FAA is investigating to determine what caused the incident and if weather was a factor.
Tropical Storm Colin brought heavy rain Monday throughout Florida. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating to determine what caused the incident, but it is likely heavy rain played a role, said Gainesville Fire Rescue officials.
The pilot and copilot were the only two onboard. No injuries were reported.
The plane was towed Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to a hangar.
Original article can be found here: http://www.actionnewsjax.com
A plane skidded off the runway at the Gainesville Regional Airport Monday night as Tropical Storm Colin passed through the region, leading to the diversion of two other flights to Jacksonville, according to an airport official.
At around 11:30 p.m., a Cessna Citation carrying two pilots and a passenger went off the runway, damaging the plane's landing gear and becoming stuck in the mud, according to airport manager Laura Aguiar.
No one aboard the seven-seater was injured, she said.
Before that plane came in, a Delta flight from Atlanta scheduled to arrive around 9:30 p.m. was diverted to Jacksonville because of the storm. Because of the damaged aircraft, a second incoming Delta flight was diverted to Jacksonville, Aguiar said.
All of the American flights were in at that time, she said.
A crane was brought in overnight to remove the damaged Cessna, she said.
One of the diverted flights, carrying 71 passengers, has come in to Gainesville today, Aguiar said. The second one was canceled.
Original article can be found here: http://www.gainesville.com