Small plane overshoots runways, crashes near Indiana airport

Courtesy: Michigan City Fire Department

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane overshot a northern Indiana airport’s runway and slid across a highway before coming to rest in a snow-covered field.

The Michigan City Fire Department says the pilot of the twin-engine jet and a passenger were slightly injured in the 6:45 a.m. Wednesday crash.

The pilot told officials he overshot the runway during a landing attempt at the Michigan City Municipal Airport, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of South Bend.

WNDU-TV reports the aircraft struck a fence, skidded across Highway 212, crashed through a guard rail and stopped 300 yards (275 meters) into a snow-covered field.

The pilot and passenger were already out of the aircraft when emergency crews arrived. Both were treated for minor injuries.

The aircraft was heavily damaged in the crash.

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