Seven Injured In Cape Air Accident

Cape Air Cessna 402 flying
Cape Air Cessna 402
Credit: Cape Air

Seven people were injured Sept. 9 when a Cape Air Cessna 402 left the runway and crashed into nearby woods while landing at Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC) in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The pilot and six passengers were taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital after the airplane exited the runway at about 3:30 p.m. local time, according to the Cape Cod Times. Cape Air confirmed the number of people on board in an “incident confirmation” posted on its website. Flight 2072 had originated at Boston Logan International Airport.

Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse in a Facebook post said: “the weather caused an issue with the landing, causing [the airplane] to crash,” the newspaper first reported. “Thankfully, there are no fatalities,” Morse added. Provincetown is located at the tip of Cape Cod, an arm-shaped peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean.

The FAA said it will investigate the crash, as will the NTSB. The safety board will lead the investigation.

Cape Air, a Part 135 carrier based at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Massachusetts, reports operating 88 Cessna 402C and four Britten-Norman Islander BN2 twin-engine piston airplanes. In September of 2019, the carrier received the first delivery of a planned large order of twin-engine Tecnam P2012 Travellers.

Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.