Cargo Plane Clips Sign, Rolls Onto Grass

A cargo plane landing at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on October 18th ended up in the grass on the southwest end of the airport. The Shorts Skyvan, with a crew of two, was arriving from the Bahamas just before 1 p.m. when, for...


A cargo plane landing at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on October 18th ended up in the grass on the southwest end of the airport.

The Shorts Skyvan, with a crew of two, was arriving from the Bahamas just before 1 p.m. when, for reasons still under investigation, the turbo-prop aircraft grazed an airport taxiway sign then rolled into a grassy swale along Runway 9-Right.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue ARFF units responded and assessed the crewmembers, who were not injured. Fire crews remained on scene for almost five hours while the aircraft was retrieved.

The plane was returning from the Bahamas when the incident occurred.

Broward County Aviation Department personnel also responded.