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Plane damaged when going off Death Valley runway

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 19:25:28-04

A small plane was heavily damaged when it ran off the end of the runway at a Death Valley airport Wednesday morning.

The Cessna 421 airplane was attempting to land at 10:45 a.m. at the Furnace Creek Airport. The pilot attributed the incident to mechanical issues.

There were no injuries to the family of three people on board. Park rangers responded to the incident to confirm that there were no injuries.

Furnace Creek Airport was expected to be shut down until the plane wreckage was removed.  

The Federal Aviation Administration and  National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.