MA: FAA Rules Plane Mishap at Great Barrington Airport an Accident

Feb. 23, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON — A mishap in which a plane left the runway and rolled into a snowy ditch earlier this month has been ruled an accident by the Federal Aviation Administration.

That ruling automatically triggers an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board into the incident, according to FAA spokesman James Peters.

The pilot was taxiing in preparation for takeoff about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 during snow flurries when the plane left the western end of the runway at Walter J. Koladza Airport. Neither the pilot nor his passenger were injured.

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