Private plane misses runway at executive airport

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – A private plane with 8 people on board registered in Sarasota missed the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.

The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department was dispatched to the airport at 11:44 am after a “broken plane” call.

The Piper PA -31 which missed the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday. (WPLG)

The pilot of the Piper PA-31-350 aircraft had reported problems on the approach to the airport while attempting to land on runway 13, then veered into the grass after a hard landing.

A passenger was slightly injured and was treated and released at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, according to the FAA.

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