http://m.wboy.com/default.aspx?pid=2705&wnfeedurl=http://www.wboy.com/story/19226220/silver-airlines-plane-makes-unscheduled-landing-at-fairmont-municipal-airport?clienttype=rssstoryAn apparent airline pilot error has left a Silver Airlines plane stranded at a small airport in Fairmont Wednesday morning.
Marion County Airport Authority President Tom Mainella said that the pilot of a Saab 340 Turbo Prop airplane thought he was landing in Clarksburg, when he touched down at the Fairmont Municipal Airport-Frankman Field around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The twin engine airplane weighs 22,000 pounds while the runway is only rated for 12,500 pounds.
Mainella said the airline plans to lighten the plane by pulling out all the seats and perform a short field take off under cooler temperatures.
Plans are still underway for Silver Airlines to hold its inaugural flight at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport Wednesday.