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Piper Aircraft Overshoots Runway At Sikorsky Airport In Bridgeport

This file photo of the state of Connecticut shows a plane landing at Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport.
This file photo of the state of Connecticut shows a plane landing at Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: State of Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A pilot was able to walk away without injuries after his plane went off the runway Monday at Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport.

At about 1:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, Bridgeport firefighters received a call about an aircraft running off the runway at Sikorsky, the city said in a statement.

The single engine aircraft, a Piper PA-24, was attempting to land when the incident occurred. The pilot veered off the runway while landing and went into the grass, the statement said. The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft.

The pilot did not suffer any injuries. No fire and no fuel leaks were reported from the accident.

The airport was closed for about two hours while airport personnel removed the aircraft from the runway area, the statement said.

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