Plane loses engine, runs off runway in Statesville

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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.

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