Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cessna 177 Cardinal: Incident occurred May 12, 2018 at Pitt-Greenville Airport (KPGV), North Carolina

A pilot in a single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing at Pitt-Greenville Airport on Saturday even though the airport’s runways were closed for resurfacing, according to the airport.

The incident occurred about noon when the pilot encountered a problem in his Cessna 177 Cardinal and radioed that he would be making an emergency landing, airport director Betty Stansbury reported in a news release. 

The pilot was en route from Brunswick, Georgia, to Edenton and landed on one of two runways at the facility. Stansbury said neither the pilot nor construction crews were harmed, and the plane and construction equipment were not damaged. 

“Both runways at PGV are closed for paving in the intersection of the two runways, but paving finished last night,” Stansbury said Saturday.

Construction crews cleared from the runways in order to allow the aircraft to depart at 3 p.m. The short runway is expected to reopen Monday morning, with the long runway reopening by Friday afternoon.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.reflector.com

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An airplane made an emergency landing at the Pitt-Greenville Airport around noon Saturday.

The single engine Cessna 177 flying from Brunswick, Georgia to Edenton, North Carolina landed on runway 20, which is currently closed for repairs.

There was no damage to the plane and the one person inside the plane was not injured, Pitt Greenville Airport Director Betty Stansbury said.

The equipment and construction crews working on the runway were also not damaged or harmed during the emergency landing, Stansbury said.

The plane was able to depart around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Both runways at PGV have been closed as crews work to pave the intersection between the two runways. The short runway is expected to reopen Monday morning and the long runway is expected to reopen by Friday afternoon, Stansbury said.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.witn.com

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A single engine Cessna 177 Cardinal had to make an emergency landing at the Pitt-Greenville Airport Saturday around noon.

The plane, which was enroute from Brunswick, GA to Edenton, NC, landed on runway 20, which is currently closed for repair. There was no damage to the plane and the single occupant was not injured.

Airport spokeswoman Betty Stansbury said no construction workers were hurt and no equipment was damaged.

The aircraft later departed PGV around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The short runway at the airport is expected to reopen Monday morning, with the longer runway reopening by Friday afternoon.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wavy.com

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