Military contract aircraft slides off runway at Newport News/Williamsburg airport

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A military contract aircraft ran off the runway at the Newport News/Williamsburg airport Monday morning.

Airport spokesperson Kevin Knapp confirmed the incident happened around 9:35 a.m. on Runway 7-25.

As the aircraft came in for a landing, he says it went off the runway, coming to a rest just off the runway surface, as can be seen in a photo Knapp shared with WAVY News 10.

Photo courtesy: Newport News/Williamsburg Airport spokesperson Kevin Knapp

Airport fire and rescue crews responded to the scene. Virginia State Police was also notified. Sgt. Michelle Anaya said the call came in as a crash, but that the preliminary investigation revealed it was a minor incident, due to an issue with landing gear.

There were no injuries reported and the incident did not impact any other flights.

WAVY has reported on two other similar incidents at the airport in less than a year. In May, a fighter jet made an emergency landing at the airport, and veered off the runway. And, last December, a Langley aircraft slid off the runway during a training exercise.

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