STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A two-engine plane lost an engine on take-off and ran off a runway at Statesville Airport Friday afternoon.
According to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee, the pilot and his passenger were attempting a touch-and-go landing when the left engine failed, causing the aircraft to shift hard to the left across the runway and airfield.
This caused the landing gear to be sheared off.
A crane turned over while trying to remove the plane Friday night. Fire crews were called as a precaution.
There were no injuries. No further information has been released.