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UPDATE: Pilot Speaks About Emergency Landing Off Runway


June 25, 2013

There are no injuries after a plane slid off the runway at Lake Anna Airport in Bumpass.

Virginia State Police (VSP) arrived at the scene of the crash to find the pilot and his wife, who were both on the plane, in good condition and unharmed.

A spokesman says shortly after 8 am the plane was attempting to make an emergency landing because of mechanical issues and overshot the runway.

"No injuries, no damage to anything other than the plane," says Trooper F.B. Ross from VSP. "This is my second plane crash. The last one was flipped over so this is an improvement to that."

The pilot, David Stewart, and his wife were traveling to Pennsylvania for vacation when their plane started to malfunction.

"Antifreeze started shooting all over the windshield again and I couldn't see," says Stewart. "So I was able to set it on the runway, but not as far back as I wanted to and I just couldn't get it stopped before the end of the runway and you see where it ended up."

Stewart explained that he recently practiced emergency landings with flight instructors and today those lessons paid off.

"We're on the ground we're safe good landing, that’s all that matters," says Stewart.


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