Plane veers off runway after mechanical failure at Sugar Land Regional Airport

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
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SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A single-engine plane veered off the runway after a reported mechanical failure at the Sugar Land Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

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The pilot was alone during the flight that ended with the Cessna 172R landing nose-down in the grass. A small fuel leak resulted from the attempted landing.

The plane is owned by Anson Aviation, which is a flight school located at the airport. Officials have not confirmed if the woman is a student or a certified pilot.

The woman is expected to be OK. The runway was temporarily closed, but is now clear.