Plane Goes Off Runway in Wichita Falls

Plane Goes Off Runway in Wichita Falls
Officials at the scene of the incident involving a small plane at Kickapoo Airport (Source: KAUZ)
Officials at the scene of the incident involving a small plane at Kickapoo Airport (Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A twin-engine aircraft had trouble during take off Friday morning at Kickapoo Airport in Wichita Falls.

DPS officials told our crew on the scene that an elevator on the aircraft got stuck which would not allow the plane to lift off the ground. The pilot aborted the takeoff around 9:15 a.m. but it was going too fast and ended up sliding off the end of the runway.

The plane came to a stop on the access road south of the airport, causing officials to shut down traffic for a period of time.

"We found that there was not actually a crash," WFPD Sgt. John Spragins said. "The aircraft never came off the ground. We're still investigating and will do a complete investigation the with measurements. We have also already started coordinating with the FAA on the investigation."

The two people on board were able to walk away with no injuries.

As of Friday afternoon, officials at the Kickapoo Airport say the runway is back open and operations are running as usual.

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