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Small plane lands short, slides off runway at Crites Field; no injuries

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WAUKESHA COUNTY -- Authorities tell FOX6 News a plane slid off the runway at Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field Friday evening, February 24th.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 6:48 p.m.

Plane slides off the runway at Crites Field

Plane slides off the runway at Crites Field

Upon arrival, the sheriff's office observed a 1979 Cessna 340 Twin Prop plane with substantial damage on the left side.

According to Crites Field Airport Director, Kurt Stanich, the plane landed short of the runway, which caused the plane to then skid off the runway.

The pilot and sole occupant, a 55-year-old woman from Sun Prairie, was able to walk away from the incident with no injuries.

Plane slides off the runway at Crites Field

Plane slides off the runway at Crites Field

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.

The airport will remain closed until the plane can be removed and the airfield checked for debris.

No other details have been released.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates.

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