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Weather factor in small plane landing short of runway at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:21 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.

Saturday’s wintry weather caused a small twin-engine airplane en route to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport from Dallas to land 700 feet short of the runway, airport spokeswoman Valerie Wise said.

Because of slight icing on the plane and visibility issues, the pilot of the Beechcraft Duke “didn’t have the air speed he needed, so he ended up landing” before reaching the pavement, Wise said.

The landing happened at noon, she said. Neither of the people nor the dog aboard were hurt.

Wise said the short landing did not tie up other air traffic. The plane was moved about 4 p.m.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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