BREAKING NEWS: NO INJURIES REPORTED IN OWATONNA PLANE INCIDENT
No one was injured Friday evening when a single-engine aircraft went off the runway at Owatonna’s Degner Regional Airport, according to police.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday.
Captain Jeff Mundale said the aircraft departed from Mankato and was a flight instructor and student pilot training for a flight. The duo was conducting training that involved an emergency landing and a touch and go scenario, Mundale said.
Upon approach to the airport, the aircraft went off the departure runway and came to rest on the belly of the plane, according to Mundale.
Owatonna Fire and Mayo Ambulance responded as standard procedure and cleared the scene without transport. Owatonna Police and Steele County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
Mundale said the matter has been referred to the FAA for further investigation.