A small Cape Air plane carrying passengers from Boston went off the end of the runway while attempting to land at Provincetown Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The twin-engine Cessna 402 had seven people aboard when it went off the runway about 4 p.m., the agency said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, the FAA said in a statement, noting the information was preliminary.
The agency did not say what condition the people were in, referring questions to local authorities. Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse said in a statement that there were no fatalities. A public safety official briefed on the situation said at least two of the passengers were suffering from burns, but it was unclear how severe their injuries were.
The airline confirmed that one of its planes had “exited the runway.”
“Cape Air confirms that Flight 2072 traveling from Boston Logan International to Provincetown Airport [...] exited the runway. Six passengers and one crew member were onboard. Emergency crews are onsite and we will provide more details as they become available,” the airline tweeted.
The seven people on the plane were taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, the airline said on Twitter.
Cape Air confirms that all six passengers and one crew from Flight 2072 are being transferred by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. Those who believe that they may have loved ones onboard should call our Family Assistance Number 888-253-4115. More here: https://t.co/QYqgM3uwyJ— Cape Air (@CapeAir) September 9, 2021
A Cape Air spokeswoman and representatives for the hospital didn’t immediately return messages seeking further information.
Morse said in a brief statement posted online, “I just got off a call with the Chief of Police. A Cape Air flight with 6 passengers was landing in Provincetown and the weather caused an issue with the landing. Thankfully, it wasn’t a high impact crash, and there are no fatalities. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”
There was heavy to moderate rain in Provincetown from about 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm. Thursday, but winds were low, only about 12 miles per hour about 3:30 p.m., with no significant gusts reported at the airport, according to Torry Gaucher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norton.
Visibility was limited, only about 2 to 3 miles, Gaucher said in an interview, and the clouds hung low over Provincetown, about 200 feet above ground.
Crews from the Provincetown Fire Department raced to the scene and additional ambulances and fire trucks were requested, a fire department worker said.
Jeremiah Manion of the Globe staff and correspondent Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report.
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