Small CapeAir Plane Crashes At Barnstable Airport


BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A light passenger plane crashed at Barnstable Municipal Airport while trying to land Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Airport Manager Katie Servis said a Cessna 402, a small twin-engined propeller plane, seems to have lost power to one of its engines as it was trying to land on runway 24 at about 3:30 PM.

The plane is operated by CapeAir and was on a training flight.

"With the lost engine, they didn't have a lot of altitude, because they were coming in for a landing," she said.

Servis said both the pilot and the trainee were able to walk away from the crash unscathed and refused medical treatment.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

The airport shut down briefly during the initial response to the crash but has since reopened.

WBZ's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports:

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