Pilot Misses Runway at St. Cloud Airport, Lands on Roadway
A pilot undershot the runway Tuesday at the St. Cloud Airport, and ended up landing on a street.
According to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, 67-year-old Bruce Deckinga of Petoskey, Michigan and two passengers were returning to Michigan from the Dakotas.
Deckinga planned to make a scheduled landing at the St. Cloud Airport for fuel. He undershot the runway and set the plane down on Benton County Road 90 before ending up on 40th Avenue North.
Authorities say rain and poor visibility were factors in the faulty landing.
No one was injured, and there was no damage to the plane or other vehicles on the roadway.
The FAA will investigate this incident.