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Small Airplane Runs off Runway in Louisburg

Posted February 22, 2007

A small aircraft ran off the runway of a Franklin County airport Thursday afternoon.

There were no reports of injuries.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. when the DeHavilland Twin Otter was landing at the North Raleigh Airport in Louisburg for maintenance.

The plane suffered minor damage.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

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  • Chuck U Farley Feb 24, 2007

    I love how to the non-flying public anything smaller than a 737 is a "small aircraft". The twin otter is an 8 passenger turboprop weighing 12,500 pounds. It's 50 feet long with a 65 foot wing span. Not exactly a Cessna 172.

    I swear I read an article one time where a Beech 1900 was described as a "small plane".

  • Travised Feb 23, 2007

    Same type of bird that NOAA uses for the rest of our readers. Very agile twin prop craft. Another scare article for a incident with no injuries.

  • New York Yankee Feb 23, 2007

    I am a pilot thank you very much.

  • 1Raleigh native Feb 23, 2007

    you people cant possiblely be pilots nor no the demands of flying a heavier than air craft...

  • gvmtcheese Feb 23, 2007

    Oh, my fault, its been dead for a while now though hasn't it?

  • gvmtcheese Feb 23, 2007

    LOL, You already know that 401 project is dead now that FRMC is moving.

  • New York Yankee Feb 22, 2007

    That would not be challenging enough for pilots. Pilots always like a good challenge. Unfortunately for the twin otter...they challenge won.

  • anonemoose Feb 22, 2007

    Maybe they need to four lane the runway when the get around to doing 401.