FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Lubbock FSDO-13
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ROLLOUT, WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, LUBBOCK, TEXAS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 441
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
LUBBOCK, TX -- A Cessna 441 Conquest aircraft ran off a runway at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Saturday morning, according to a post on the airport's Facebook page.
The airplane ran off the end of runway 8/26 and no injuries were reported.
A spokesman for Lubbock Fire Rescue told EverythingLubbock.com the aircraft had some sort of mechanical issue which caused it to run about 250 feet off the runway.
The incident forced the closure of the runway for about an hour.
A City of Lubbock spokesman told EverythingLubbock.com the runway was back open before noon.
We are learning that an aircraft, a Cessna Conquest, ran off runway 8/26 at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Saturday morning.
The runway was closed for a couple hours, but the aircraft was moved and normal operations have now resumed for the day.
No injuries were reported from the incident.
A small passenger plane went off the runway and into grass Saturday morning at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
"A twin-engine Cessna blew a tire and went off the end of the runway," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said in a text message to A-J Media.
No injuries were reported and it was not immediately clear if the incident happened during take-off or landing.
The incident was reported about 9 a.m. and the plane was waiting to be towed from the area by just before 10 a.m. It remains under investigation.