The Cessna C172 Went Off The Runway On Friday Afternoon

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating why a small aircraft went off the side of a runway at a New Jersey airport, causing the pilot to suffer minor injuries.

FAA Spokesman Jim Peters said the Cessna C172 went off a runway at Monmouth Executive Airport in Belmar around 2:25 p.m. Friday.

The pilot was the only person on board.

Peters said the circumstances of the incident and the extent of damage to the aircraft were not immediately known.

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