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Plane Slides Off Runway at Coleman A. Young International Airport

Jan 30, 2013

Tammy Stables Battaglia

No one was injured today when a small plane veered off the end of the runway at an airport in Detroit.

The pilot said there was a steering problem as he landed the Merlin aircraft at Coleman A. Young International Airport, formerly Detroit City Airport, on Conner at about 5 a.m. today, Detroit Fire Department Senior Chief Lewis Roelans said.

The twin-turboprop, multi-passenger plane went off the end of the runway. But neither the pilot nor the other person onboard were hurt.

It was unclear where the plane's flight originated, Roelans said.


Distributed by MCT Information Services

Source: (c) 2013 the Detroit Free Press

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