Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

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No one was injured Tuesday when a small plane went off a runway at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, officials said.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Director Ted Kitchens said the plane, a single-engine Piper aircraft, went off a runway while landing around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.

“There were no injuries reported, no impact to operations, and the airport remains open and operating normally,” said Kitchens.

Crews responded and were examining the aircraft, which came to rest in a grassy area off to the side of the runway, Kitchens said. The aircraft was towed for further investigation by the FAA. No fuel spill was reported or observed, despite social media reports to the contrary.

Kitchens said airport officials didn't want to speculate why the plane went off the runway, but federal officials with the FAA and NTSB have been notified of the incident.

The runway had reopened by 8:30 p.m., Kitchens said. 

Kitchens said he was unsure how many people were on the Piper went it went off the runway.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021