Aircraft Make: BEAGLE
Aircraft Model: B206
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Windsor Locks FSDO-63
AIRCRAFT LANDED, THE GEAR COLLAPSED AND WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, MONTAGUE, MA.
TURNERS FALLS — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a minor plane crash that was reported at the Turners Falls Airport Thursday afternoon, at around 2:45.
According to Turners Falls Fire Capt. Kyle Cogswell, a twin-engine plane carrying two people landed hard, causing the plane to veer 50 feet off the runway, into a ditch. “It was either a malfunction with a landing gear or a very flat tire,” said Cogswell.
Neither the pilot nor co-pilot were injured, but the plane was damaged.
The Montague Police Department has not released the names of the plane’s occupants, he said.
Both the airport manager and the FAA were notified.
Cogswell said the runway was shut down for several hours while the FAA investigated. He said there was no fuel leak.
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