Thursday, January 21, 2021

Piper PA-46-600TP, N641WA: Incident occurred January 19, 2021 at Manchester Airport (KMHT), New Hampshire

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft slid off runway.

Date: 19-JAN-21
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N614WA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire - Manchester-Boston Regional airport emergency crews are on the scene of a small plane off the side of one of the runways at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. 

Emergency personnel from the airport and Londonderry Fire responded to the incident.

According to the FAA registry based on the tail number, the plane is a Piper Malibu Meridian that landed at 4:16 p.m. 

The plane was coming to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport from Olathe Kansas, New Century AirCenter.

Airport management reported that there were no injuries to anyone on the plane, and there was no impact to normal airport operations.

Radio broadcasts indicated that emergency response crews were mitigating hazards from a fuel leak that was stopped.

Federal authorities gave clearance for the plane to be removed from the runway.

The plane was lifted by heavy equipment and brought to Signature Air where investigators will examine the aircraft.

No one was injured Tuesday when a small plane went off a runway at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, officials said.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Director Ted Kitchens said the plane, a single-engine Piper aircraft, went off a runway while landing around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.

“There were no injuries reported, no impact to operations, and the airport remains open and operating normally,” said Kitchens.

Crews responded and were examining the aircraft, which came to rest in a grassy area off to the side of the runway, Kitchens said.

The aircraft was towed for further investigation by the FAA.

No fuel spill was reported or observed, despite social media reports to the contrary.

Kitchens said airport officials didn't want to speculate why the plane went off the runway, but federal officials with the FAA and NTSB have been notified of the incident.

The runway had reopened by 8:30 p.m., Kitchens said. 

Kitchens said he was unsure how many people were on the plane went it went off the runway.

1 comment:

  1. This makes number 8 of the M600 series. Piper has put out 4 service bulletins concerning the nose gear, nose gear inspection, and replacement of faulty parts, yet it still keeps happening. At what point does the NTSB or Piper take this problem seriously. I guess someone has to die before anyone puts safety over profit. Event then I'm not so sure!