FAA Flight Standards District Office: Milwaukee FSDO GL-13
Aircraft slid off runway 10 causing damage to the aircraft and runway lights.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 340
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
WAUKESHA COUNTY -- Authorities tell FOX6 News a plane slid off the runway at Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field Friday evening, February 24th.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 6:48 p.m.
Upon arrival, the sheriff's office observed a Cessna 340A with substantial damage on the left side.
According to Crites Field Airport Director, Kurt Stanich, the plane landed short of the runway, which caused the plane to then skid off the runway.
The pilot and sole occupant, a 55-year-old woman from Sun Prairie, was able to walk away from the incident with no injuries.
The incident remains under investigation by the FAA and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.
The airport will remain closed until the plane can be removed and the airfield checked for debris.
No other details have been released.
Waukesha County sheriff's deputies said when they arrived, they saw a Cessna 340A plane with damage on the left side.
The pilot, a 55-year-old Sun Prairie woman, was not injured.
According to the airport director, the twin-engine aircraft landed short of Runway 10.
At last check, crews were working to get the airport reopened after the aircraft is cleared from the runway.
A 55–year-old woman from Sun Prairie walked away with no injuries after her plane slid off the runway at Crites Field/Waukesha County Airport at 6:48 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.
A press release from the the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office along with the City of Waukesha Fire Department responded.
Upon arrival, Deputies observed a Cessna 340A with substantial damage on the left side.
The pilot, who was the sole occupant in the plane, was able to walk away from the accident with no injuries.
It is believed the accident occurred as a result of the icy weather conditions. The FAA has been notified.
This incident remains under investigation by the FAA and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.