FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Sacramento FSDO-25
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND FLIPPED OVER, REDDING, CALIFORNIA.
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: LC41
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
An airplane has reportedly skidded off the south end of the runway at Benton Airpark on Monday night.
It wasn't clear how the aircraft ended up going off the runway. But emergency dispatchers asked ambulances and fire trucks to go to the small airport with lights and sirens.
The pilot, who was not hurt, was reportedly able to get out of the single-engine aircraft and walk away after the crash, according to Redding Fire Department Battalion Chief Sean Coleman.
The aircraft was badly damaged in the crash, he said.
The pilot may not have been familiar with the small airstrip because it appeared as though he came in too fast in trying to land, Coleman said.
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REDDING, Calif. - A small plane skid off the Redding Benton Airpark runway Monday night.
Shascom dispatchers confirmed that the call came in at 10:16 p.m.
One person was in the plane, the pilot. He was not injured. He told our reporter at the scene he had traveled in from the coast.
The runway was reopened for air traffic by 11:00 p.m.
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