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Vintage Aircraft Goes Off Local Runway


the plane suffered a landing gear failure, causing it to swerve from the runway. | Image by CBS DFW

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A vintage World War II aircraft reportedly went off the runway while landing at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth on Friday evening.

As announced by the Fort Worth Fire Department, the incident happened just before 7 p.m. on September 9.

Fort Worth police said that the plane swerved from the runway after it developed a landing gear failure. A tire was also blown, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot managed to stop the plane.

There were three people onboard the plane. However, no one got hurt.

Further information on the incident is not available.

The last time Meacham International Airport was in the news for a related incident was in June. As reported by The Dallas Express, a single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed near the airport on June 7 after developing mechanical issues.

The crash occurred near the southwestern edge of the airport at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Northwest 36th Street. The pilot was the only person on board the plane, and according to the Fort Worth Fire Department, he did not sustain any injuries.

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