Small Plane Forced Off Runway At Allegheny County Airport
WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — The pilot of a small plane was reportedly not hurt in an accident at the Allegheny County Airport Sunday afternoon.
NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene in West Mifflin showing the airplane down in a grassy area.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Piper Archer suffered some nose gear damage when a wind gust caused the airplane to come down.
The Post-Gazette reports that Airport Authority officials said the pilot was practicing landings and takeoffs when the accident happened.
The incident closed the airport for a short time Sunday afternoon, but as the Post-Gazette reports, it reopened at about 3:30 p.m.