Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cessna 172M, N1506V: Incident occurred July 28, 2016 at Bellingham International Airport (KBLI), Whatcom County, Washington

http://registry.faa.gov/N1506V

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01

Date: 28-JUL-16
Time: 19:09:00Z
Regis#: N1506V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BELLINGHAM
State: Washington

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON.



Commercial flights were on standby for a short time after a small plane went off the runway and into a ditch at Bellingham International Airport Thursday afternoon, July 28.

The pilot was not injured.

Emergency crews towed the single-engine Cessna from the runway. Airport officials suspended all flights for about 30 minutes shortly after the incident.

Story and video: http://www.bellinghamherald.com

BELLINGHAM --  A small plane went off the runway at Bellingham International Airport Thursday afternoon, July 28, briefly pausing all commercial flights.

The small, single-engine Cessna went into a ditch near the runway just after noon. The pilot was not injured in the crash and was the only person on board, said Mike Hogan, a Port of Bellingham spokesman.

Commercial flights were put on standby while crews worked to remove the plane, Hogan said. But an Alaska Airlines flight landed on a nearby runway while crews worked. Hogan added that officials likely had deemed the area safe enough to land the plane.

A tug vehicle pulled the plane from the ditch at about 1:20 p.m.

No further information, including whether the pilot was trying to take off or land or why the plane ended up in the ditch, was immediately available, Hogan said.

Source: http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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