A Cessna Citation II twin-engine airplane crashed in Butler Wednesday morning, WTAE Channel 4’s Andrew Stockey reported. Four people were on board an Air Trek air ambulance that, according to witnesses, overshot a runway while landing at Butler County Airport. The plane slid off the runway, through a light tower and into a fence before bursting into flames.
Pilot Stephen White, 62, copilot Angela Amon, 42, flight nurse Vicki Carr, 50, and therapist Kerry Dudley, 43, all from Virginia, were taken to Butler Memorial Hospital to be checked out. WTAE Channel 4 reported that one person suffered a minor cut, while the other three were mostly just shaken up by the incident.
Dana Carr, director of operations for Air Trek, said the plane was landing in Butler to pick up a patient. According to preliminary reports, the plane hit a patch of snow and skidded, Carr said. The manager at the airport said conditions were foggy and hazy. He said there was also snow on the runway, but it is unclear at this time if weather played a part in the crash.
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