White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Airport is closed after a plane overshot the runway due to poor visibility on Friday, according to LoHud.com.
A plane went off the runway Friday morning at the county-owned airport located at 240 Airport Rd, White Plains, NY, just three miles northeast of the central business district of White Plains, officials confirmed.
Officials said the plane, a small Gulfstream jet, is disabled after overshooting the runway due to poor visibility. The runway and airport are closed, likely until noon, although some planes were seen taking off around 11:15 a.m.
No injuries were reported when the Gulfstream G450 aircraft went about 4 feet off the end of Runway 6 after landing at the White Plains airport shortly before 9 a.m., according to the FAA and airport officials.
An airport spokeswoman said there was a fair amount of fog at the time the plane overshot the runway, but it wasn’t enough fog to shut down the airport. The airport was closed for two hours as flights were suspended so the plane could be towed off the grass, leading to some delays, she said. The plane was not damaged. , officials said. Some incoming flights were diverted to JFK and other New York area airports.
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The FAA says its investigation is ongoing. Stay tuned to BW for more on this developing story