Engine falls off as plane tries to take off from NC airport

A WBTV image of the plane (left) and a photo from the City of Statesville via WBTV (right).

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) — A plane lost its engine on take-off and ran off a runway at Statesville Airport Friday afternoon, a source told WBTV.

The two-engine plane tore off all its landing gear when the incident took place.


A large wrecker was brought in to pick the plane up and put it into a hangar.

There were apparently no injuries.

No further information has been released.

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