Smithfield, Rhode Island – October 13, 2016
On the morning of October 13, 2016, a private corporate jet with four passengers and two crew aboard left Allegheny County Airport in Pennsylvania bound for North Central State Airport in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The aircraft was a Cessna Citation, tail number N518AR.
The plane arrived at North Central at about 10:30 a.m. and was attempting to land on Runway 5 when it overshot and crash landed in brush filled area. The plane suffered damage, but there was no fire and nobody was hurt. The four businessmen aboard were in Rhode Island to attend a meeting in Providence.
The photographs attached to this post are courtesy of Jim Grande Jr., of the Smithfield Fire Department.
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Providence Journal, “Jet travelers Make Business Meeting After Plane Scare In Smithfield “, October 13, 2016
Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News, “Flight From Allegheny County Airport Crashes On Landing In Rhode Island”, October 13, 2016
WJAR Turn To 10 News, “Small Plane Runs Off Runway At North Central State Airport”, October 13, 2016