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No injuries after plane aborts takeoff

News Jamestown,North Dakota 58401
Jamestown Sun
No injuries after plane aborts takeoff
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

DICKINSON, N.D. — A plane’s landing gear was damaged after an aborted takeoff Thursday afternoon at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport.

None of the seven passengers was injured when the pilot, as he gained runway speed to take off, “realized that the plane did not have lift and that something was wrong” about 2:50 p.m., according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report.

The pilot, Ron Vialpando, 53, of San Dimas, Calif., then applied the brakes, causing the plane to slide to the end of the runway and into a grassy area. The plane lost a wheel off the landing gear.

The Piaggio Aero Industries twin engine plane was headed for Scottsdale, Ariz.

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