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Pilot makes emergency landing at Pitt-Greenville Airport

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The Daily Reflector

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A pilot in a single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing at Pitt-Greenville Airport on Saturday even though the airport’s runways were closed for resurfacing, according to the airport.

The incident occurred about noon when the pilot encountered a problem in his Cessna 177 Cardinal and radioed that he would be making an emergency landing, airport director Betty Stansbury reported in a news release. 

The pilot was en route from Brunswick, Georgia, to Edenton and landed on one of two runways at the facility. Stansbury said neither the pilot nor construction crews were harmed, and the plane and construction equipment were not damaged. 

“Both runways at PGV are closed for paving in the intersection of the two runways, but paving finished last night,” Stansbury said Saturday.

Construction crews cleared from the runways in order to allow the aircraft to depart at 3 p.m. The short runway is expected to reopen Monday morning, with the long runway reopening by Friday afternoon.

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