News Plane incidents — 22 November 2017

No one was injured after the brakes reportedly failed to work on a small aircraft that landed overnight at the Clinton National Airport.

Officials say the incident occurred just before 12:00 a.m. when the pilot, Greg Hatcher of Little Rock, said the brakes were not functioning on the Textron Aviation inc 525C he was flying.

Hatcher said the malfunction caused him to turn the aircraft towards a grassy area at the end of the runway in order to bring it to a complete stop.

According to the report, the pilot and one passenger were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident.

The aircraft was flying from Las Vegas to Little Rock and registered to Charter Express.

The Runway used to land on was on the west side of the airfield and is typically available for general aviation use.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident to look for any damage to the plane.

Both the runway used to land on and the Airport’s main runway remained open following the aircraft’s reported brake failure.

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