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A sudden and strong gust of wind sent a private plane in the process of landing about 600 feet off the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon, but the pilot and passengers all emerged safe.

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Passenger kept youth hockey players calm as plane skidded off runway Sunday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Passenger Jeff Brown said everything seemed normal as the plane made its final approach to YVRA. He said that before the plane touched down, it rose into the air, then came down sideways to the wind direction. That’s when the younger passengers reacted in fear.

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All OK after private plane crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

A sudden and strong gust of wind sent a private plane about 600 feet off the runway while it was in the process of landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. The pilot and passengers all emerged safe.

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