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Single-engine plane slides off Kansas City downtown airport runway

6 on board; no injuries reported
Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 12:39:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A single-engine plane slid off a runway Monday morning at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.

Emergency crews were notified of the incident just after 11 a.m.

Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department, said a Piper Malibu plane had a reported malfunction while landing that caused the aircraft to go off the runway and into the grass.

No injuries were reported among the six people on board, McBride said.

The airport reopened a short time later, and crews were working to recover the aircraft.

This is a developing story and will be updated.