by Kristy Kepley-Steward
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Officials confirm, there were no injuries Thursday morning after a gust of wind caused a single-engine plane to roll off the runway at the Transylvania Community Airport.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:26 a.m., troopers responded to the incident. Master Trooper Rico Stephens tells News 13, the pilot, Mr. Brian Reid Leverson of Hendersonville had just touched down in his aircraft, a 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12D single-engine, and was in the landing roll-out when a gust of wind lifted the left-wing. This caused the left side landing gear to lift and the aircraft was unable to maintain directional control. The aircraft ran off the runway to the right and nosed over in a small stream.
The aircraft sustained minimal damage and there were no injuries.
FAA was notified by emergency management and the aircraft was turned over to the owner at their direction.