Brake problems suspected as cause of small plane incident at Wilkes-Barre International Airport

February 19, 2020 - 1:16 pm
Small Plane Accident at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport

A Piper twin-engine plane rolled off the runway this morning at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport .

Officials at  Aviation Technologies, which manages private plane traffic at the airport says a company pilot practicing flying landed the plane off the runway.

Airport officials say the pilot and another pilot on board the plane suspected brake problems and landed less than 20 feet into the grass off the airport’s shorter runway to stop more quickly.

Neither pilot was injured and it appears the plane was not damaged.  The incident has been reported to the Federal Aviation Administration.


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