Busy Afternoon For Paine Field Fire After Two Separate Small Plane Incidents

December 8, 2017



This plane ended up on 112th street SW after running through the safety fence.

It was a busy afternoon for the crews at Paine Field Fire. Two different incidents happened within an hour.

In the first, a Cessna 172 with two people aboard was doing touch and gos on runway 16L-34R when according to Airport Director Arif Ghouse the plane didn’t gain enough altitude and came down in the safety zone at the south end of the runway. Momentum carried the plane through the fence and it ended up partially on 112th street. No one was hurt.

About 30 minutes later a small plane had landing gear issues and came down on the main runway without nose gear. The pilot of that plane was okay and the runway was soon re-opened.

The FAA has been notified about both incidents and will look into what happened.

There have been three incidents involving small planes at Paine Field in the last 6 days. On Monday a small plane crashed after taking off on runway 16L-34R. Two people on board were able to walk away but that plane was totaled.


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