FAA Flight Standards District Office FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M5
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HEBER CITY
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, HEBER CITY, UTAH
HEBER, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Heber City-Russ McDonald Field Airport was closed for a short time Friday, evening. After an airplane accident.
A Maule M-5-210C Strata Rocket was hit with a sudden burst of wind causing it to slide off the runway to the east. The plane fished tailed and one front tire sheared off causing damage to the hull, wing and tail.
The pilot walked away with very minor injuries. About 5 gallons of fuel spilled on to the runway. Hazmat crews were called in for cleanup.
The airport reopened after a crane removed the damaged plane from the runway.
HEBER CITY, Utah — An accident involving an airplane on the ground resulted in the temporary closure of the Heber City-Russ McDonald Field Airport Friday night, and hazardous material crews responded to clean up spilled fuel.
According to the Heber City Police Department, a Maule M-5-210C Strata Rocket was on the runway when it was hit by a sudden burst of wind that made it slide off the runway to the east.
The aircraft fish tailed, and one front tire was sheared off, causing damage to the hull, wing and tail. About 5 gallons of fuel spilled onto the runway, but as of around 7:30 p.m. police said a hazmat crew was on scene to clean it up.
The airport was expected to remain closed until a crane is able to remove the damaged plane from the runway. A video posted just after 8 p.m. showed a crane moving the aircraft onto a trailer to be towed away.
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