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The private plane misses the runway of the Executive Airport



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A private 8-person plane registered in Sarasota missed the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.

Fort Lauderdale firefighters were dispatched to the airport at 11:44 a.m. after the call for an “inactive plane” came.

The Piper PA -31 that missed the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.
The Piper PA -31
that missed the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday. (WPLG)

The pilot of the Piper PA-31-350 aircraft had reported problems on approaching the airport while attempting to land on runway 13, then veered onto the grass after a hard landing.

1 female passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated and released on the spot.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, according to the FAA.

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