Cargo plane veers off runway no one hurt

October 05, 1991

A twin engine cargo plane veered off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday after it blew four tires while landing, according to an airport spokeswoman.

The pilot and co-pilot of the Zantop Convair 580 aircraft were uninjured, said Carol T. Riley, a BWI spokeswoman.

Ms. Riley said that the plane, operated by Zantop International Airlines out of Ypsilanti, Mich., was landing at BWI about 6:30 a.m. when some problems developed with the hydraulic system in the landing gears.

As the plane, which was on a flight from Detroit, touched down on an east-to-west runway at BWI, four of the aircraft's tires blew. The plane veered off the runway and came to rest in a grassy area.

Ms. Riley said that the plane was on a runway used by smaller craft and that there were no flight delays. Normal operations on the runway resumed about 1:30 p.m., she said.

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