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Cape Air plane crash lands at Barnstable Airport

“Engine failure is not common and not good, especially during the maneuver they were doing."

A Cape Air plane skidded off the runway during a training exercise at the Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to the Hyannis Fire Department.

The twin-engine Cessna 402 veered off the runway onto the grass at approximately 3:28 p.m. Hyannis fire Lieutenant Dusty Cabral said the left-engine cut out during a maneuver in which pilots touch down briefly and take off again without coming to a full stop. There were two pilots in the plane at the time.

“Engine failure is not common and not good, especially during the maneuver they were doing,” Cabral said, “But I guess that’s why they have two engines.”

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