Pilot of Single-Engine Plane Veers Off Runway at Local Airport


Plane after veering off runway. | Image from CBSDFW

The pilot of a single-engine plane was transported to the hospital for medical treatment after veering off the McKinney National Airport runway on Tuesday. The craft came to a stop on a nearby dry reservoir on the northeast side of the airport.

According to FlightAware, the single-engine 1982 Beechcraft V35B departed the Victoria Regional Airport on Tuesday, January 18, at 9:29 a.m. and was attempting a landing at the McKinney airport when the incident occurred at 11:02 a.m.

Airport officials said, “The plane’s sole occupant was transported for further medical care, though the injuries are believed to be minor.”

No initial calls were made signaling distress before the landing, and it is unclear what caused the accident.

A substantial amount of damage to the front of the aircraft can be seen in video footage from the Texas SkyRanger helicopter.

At this time, the McKinney airport and runway are fully functioning.

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