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August 25, 2013
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Plane runs off side of runway at Eagle County airport

EAGLE — A private aircraft ran off the side of the runway after landing at the Eagle County Regional Airport at approximately 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

The runway was closed for about 45 minutes. The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.

The replica Spitfire aircraft sustained damage to the nose cone and propeller. Weather at the time of the crash was overcast and calm.

Eagle County Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle County Paramedic Services responded to the incident.

Cause to be determined

The cause of the crash will be determined following an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.


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The VailDaily Updated Aug 25, 2013 10:00PM Published Aug 29, 2013 08:14PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.