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Plane overshoots runway in Montauk; no injuries

This single engine Cessna plane ran out of

This single engine Cessna plane ran out of runway at the Montauk Airport. (April 3, 2010) Credit: Photo by Doug Kuntz

A single-engine Cessna landing at Montauk Airport overshot a runway, crashed through a fence and ended up on the street, the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday.

Only the pilot was aboard. No one was hurt in the 5:52 p.m. incident, agency spokeswoman Holly Baker said last night.

"No injuries, no fatalities," she said.

The plane came to a stop on East Lake Drive.

Baker said she didn't know whether the plane was damaged.

Bad weather was apparently the cause, but Baker didn't have specifics.

The agency will investigate the crash.

The pilot overshot Runway No. 24, she said.

The owner of the six-seat plane, identified in records as Scott Somerville of Montauk, could not be immediately reached for comment.


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