Plane's brakes reportedly fail during landing, no injuries

Plane's brakes reportedly fail during landing, no injuries
(Source: Clinton National Airport)
(Source: Clinton National Airport)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A pilot and passenger were not injured following a late night landing at Clinton National Airport.

The incident involving a small plane happened just before midnight Monday.

According to a news release from the airport, Greg Hatcher of Little Rock was piloting a Cessna Citation CJ4 arriving from Las Vegas.

As he was landing, Hatcher said the brakes failed which caused him to turn the plane into a grassy area at the end of the runway in order to stop it.

Neither Hatcher nor his passenger on board was injured.

The plane landed on Runway 18/36 on the west side of the airfield which is for general aviation use.

According to the airport, the plane is registered to Charter Express.

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the plane for damage Tuesday morning.

Runways 18/36 and 4L-22R remain open following the incident, the airport said.

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