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Nobody hurt after plane slides off runway at RDU

Posted September 15, 2020 7:21 p.m. EDT

The next time you fly out of RDU, expect some big changes.

— A runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was closed for a brief period of time Tuesday after a small airplane landed with a mechanical issue and skidded off the runway.

WRAL's Mark Boyle reports a Civil Air Patrol Cessna aircraft was carrying three passengers when a mechanical issue happened while the plane was landing on runway 5L just before 5:30 p.m. The plane crossed over into the runway safety area.

The plane was later towed away from the airfield and the runway was reopened at around 6 p.m.

An investigation into the incident is now happening.

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