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Wind blows small plane off downtown airport runway

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 12:29:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gust of wind blew a small plane off the runway at Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport Monday.

According to an airport spokesperson, a Piper Meridian Aircraft had landed on runway 19 around 10:30 a.m. when it reportedly caught a gust of wind, pushing the aircraft off the east side of the runway into the grass.

Two occupants on the plane were not injured.

Operations on the runway were briefly halted while crews removed the plane. The airport's other runway remained open.