Small Plane Slides Off Runway at KSU Airport; No One Hurt
Small commercial aircraft carrying six passengers lands just 6 inches away from North River Road in Stow.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the Cessna T303 was landing at the KSU airport when it went off the runway at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Basically what happened is the plane went to land and overshot the runway. It landed short,” Ohio State Highway Trooper Brett Claxon said.
The plane ran into a ditch, and after the plane came to a halt, the left wing was a mere 6 inches away from North River Road, near Roses Run Country Club.
Six people, including the pilot, were inside the plane. The three adults and three children aboard the small commercial craft were uninjured. The family was coming into town fro south Dakota for an event, according to a Stow Police press release.
The condition of runway was wet, Claxon said, but it had no standing water. The rainy weather made it difficult for the pilot to bring the plane to a complete stop, he said.
“When you have a wet runway, you have to start your landing a lot earlier, so you have more room to play with,” Claxon said.
Stow police and KSU police also responded. The plane is unaffiliated with the university.
Alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash, the patrol said. The Ohio Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.