Severe weather could impact Hampton Roads, NE North Carolina Monday afternoon and evening
Heat Advisory in effect for Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina until 8 p.m. Monday

Deer on runway causes minor plane crash at Franklin airport

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FRANKLIN, Va. – A single-engine plane ran off the runway at Beverly Rose Municipal Airport in Franklin on Monday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say the pilot, Donald Wayne Miller of Florida, was attempting to land the Piper PA-460 350 Fixed-Wing plane when a deer came onto the runway.

Miller steering onto the soft grass and the landing gear gave out, causing the plane’s nose to come in contact with the ground.

Miller was not injured in the incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.