Cape Air Plane Crashes on Landing in Provincetown

By Paul Riegler on 12 September 2021
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A Cape Air aircraft crashed on landing at Provincetown Municipal Airport late last week.

All six passengers and the one crew member on board the Cesna 402C survived, albeit with injuries, some severe.

The airline confirmed the crash.

“Cape Air confirms that all six passengers and one crew from Flight 2072 are being transferred by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital,” the airline said in a statement.

Cape Air Flight 2072, which the Federal Aviation Authority identified as Flight 345, had departed Boston at 3:04 p.m. and crashed at the end of the Ptovincetown runway at 3:31 p.m.  The aircraft, which was traveling from Boston Logan International to Provincetown Airport, “exited the runway,” the airline said.  The aircraft reportedly continued down Race Point Road, which runs alongside the airport, and crashed into a grove of trees, where it caught fire.

The flight had already been delayed due to bad weather and poor visibility.  It was originally scheduled to depart at 12:20 p.m. local time but left 2 hours and 44 minutes late.

One passenger, Autumn Kerr, told a WCVB reporter that the aircraft, while attempting to land, had instead made a go-around.  “We were obviously not going to land and picked back up,” Kerr said.

“All of a sudden, we just hit the ground in the trees and burst into flames in the front, and then the right side burst in the flames,” Kerr said.

Town Manager Alex Morse confirmed in a statement on his official Facebook page that poor weather caused the crash.

“The weather caused an issue with the landing, causing it to crash,” Morse wrote.

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