Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Avantair Piaggio P.180 landing at Salt Lake City ends up in a snowbank

Piaggio P. 180 AvantiA Piaggio P. 180 Avanti aircraft, operating as Avantair Flight 145 (registration N145SL), slid off a runway and into a snowbank at Salt Lake City International Airport this past Friday night, December 19, 2008. The incident occurred at about 9:30 PM local time as the twin-engine turboprop aircraft was arriving at Salt Lake City in poor weather. According to the FAA, there were no injuries reported among the two crew members and six passengers on board.

A brief report about the incident on the Deseret News about the incident, the aircraft became stuck in heavy snow. An airport spokeswoman said that the incident did not disrupt the airport's operations.

Avantair is a fractional operator, headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Avantair recently took delivery of its 50th Piaggio Avanti P.180 aircraft.

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