No injuries as plane overshoots runway at Eteringbang
There have been no reported injuries after a twin-engine aircraft (#8R-GGT) ran off the runway and into some nearby bushes at Eteringbang, Region Seven on Wednesday.
Police Headquarters reported that 10 passengers inclusive of three children were onboard. The incident occurred at about 16:18hrs.
The aircraft is owned by Jags Aviation Limited and was piloted by 46-year-old Captain Errol Pearson. Police said the aircraft sustained damages following the incident.
According to Captain Pearson, at about 14:32hrs, he departed the Eugene Correia International Airport at Ogle en route to Eteringbang and on landing at the airstrip, “the plane was unable to ‘nudge’ because of heavy tailwind which caused the plane to run off the runway into some nearby bushes.”
This resulted in the left wing, nose and left landing gear being damaged. The plane is being guarded at the airstrip, police said.