Wind gust blamed for plane’s slide off runway during landing

Authorities say a small plane slid off a runway as it landed at the Burlington airport in southeast Iowa.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Thursday, with the single-engine plane ending up on a grassy median. Medics examined the two people who were on the plane, but neither was taken to a hospital. Their names weren’t released.

Airport director Mary Beaird told The Hawk Eye the plane “caught a gust of wind and slid off” the runway.


Information from: The Hawk Eye,