The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed at the Conway Municipal Airport on Sept. 14 said the plane’s air speed caused him to overshoot the runway, according to a National Transportation Safety Board factual report.
“Once the airplane touched down, the pilot was unable to stop the airplane before and it continued off the end of the runway,” the report states. “The left wing struck a blast fence and then came to rest against the airport perimeter fence.”
Damage to the left wing of the Jabirui J230-SP was substantial, the report states. However, the pilot was uninjured.
“The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation,” the report states.
Local authorities said the crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. The Conway Fire Department was on standby for three hours following the crash, due to a fuel leak that was caused by the crash, assistant fire chief Mike Winter said.
The pilot was identified in a Conway Police Department incident report as Loyd Mitchell, of Richmond, Texas. According to the FAA, the plane is registered to Midwest Enterprises of Illinois, Inc., in Marissa, Ill.
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