Small Plane Makes Rough Landing At Teterboro
Two people escaped injury when their small plane veered off a runway at Teterboro Airport.
Officials tell The Record that the Piaggio P180 Avanti turbo-prop plane took off from the airport around noon Sunday, but the pilot soon sought permission to land after noticing some undisclosed “technical problems” with the plane.
Jackie Yodashkin, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, told the newspaper that the pilot was unable to stop the plane with its brakes upon landing. The pilot then veered the plane into a grassy area near the runway to slow it down.
The pilot and a co-pilot were the only people aboard the plane. Further information on them, including their names, was not disclosed.
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