BEVERLY– Airport Manager Gloria Bouillon reports there were no injuries after a student pilot swerved just off a runway earlier today.
At approximately 4 p.m. a male student pilot was attempting to depart from runway 16 and swerved off the runway into the runway safety area.
No none was injured and no damage was done to the aircraft. No one else was inside the plane at the time of the incident.
As a student pilot works to achieve their pilot’s license, it is a standard practice for the student to perform solo flights as they become more proficient in order to hone their flight skills.
The Airport temporarily suspended operations on Runway 16 for approximately half an hour while mutual aid from the Beverly Police and Fire Departments, airport personnel and FEMA responded out of an abundance of caution.