Plane Skids Off Runway at Sikorsky Airport

Plane was reportedly undergoing maintenance when operator lost control.

A brake malfunction reportedly caused an airplane at Sikorsky Airport Friday to skid about 25 feet off a runway.

No one was injured in the incident called in at about 11:35 a.m., according to a post on the Stratford Fire Department's Facebook page.

Airport manager John Ricci told the Connecticut Post that the plane never left the ground and a brake malfunction caused the overshot of the runway.

Citing emergency dispatches, the Post reported that the plane was smoky before coming to a stop but was quickly extinguished.

Though it's not clear if a longer runway would have prevented today's incident, at the Stratford airport, which is owned by Bridgeport, has been a contentious topic for some years now.

"Maybe they should increase the runway length ... oh wait they been trying that for years," writes Tom Onze on the Stratford Fire Department's Facebook page.

George E. Mulligan June 17, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Robert, EPA BULLETIN # 44 HARD COPY has a MAP showing the land across from the RUNWAY contains RAYMARK WASTE. It is referenced on the HARD COPY Table of contents. The ONLINE COPY of EPA Bulletin # 44 does NOT have the MAP of all of the properties with RAYMARK WASTE. (like across from the runway) Hence it is NOT in the Table of contents. Where can you get a copy or copies of the Hard Copy of 2005 EPA Bulletin # 44? The Stratford Health Department and EPA have tons of them. Listed on the Bulletin - I know the phone #s are good & pretty sure on email murphy.jim@epamail.epa.gov (617) 918-1028 jennings.ron@epa.gov (617) 918-1242 ronald.curran@ct.gov (860) 424-3764
George E. Mulligan June 17, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Mr. Chambers: I'm more interested in my tax money going to things that benefit me than to lawyers fighting a battle over the moving of a piece of road. It's my belief there exists a Regionalization plan for the lawyers, inner party, developers, party hacks, government managers dependent on party appointments and government treasury to create massive economy to scale development. Mr Chambers, google view Bridgeport east end from Remington Woods to GE Boston Av to GE & Remington factories along the East End to the Harbor to Pleasure Beach and the Airport with AVCO. Pending is development across the water above Long Beach West by the Stratford Development, who owns much of Lordship Boulevard. They want to drive out LORDSHIP RESIDENTS to develope PLEASURE BEACH, LONG BEACH WEST, LORDSHIP, AIRPORT, AVCO, and the HOUSATONIC RIVER - FERRY Boulevard Corridor with ASHCROFT / DRESSER + PW land & FROG POND. Then there is the RAIL ROAD DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER with KEATING FORD as an out liner. They want to have eminent domain for your property and mine. They drove up property taxes, drove businesses out of town, and are driving down property values. I believe the June 11 Redevelopment ordinance circumvents the BID PROCESS, same as the FIRE TRUCKS. You may believe me, based on past posts, where I'll be decried as nutty by those who are EMBEZZELERS, in my opinion. Now to address my above nutty post.
George E. Mulligan June 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
George, WHERE is the asbestos you claim the EMAS will produce? EMAS is concrete with air bubbles inside it there's no asbestos unless it's raymark waste under the ground in which case it's not coming out. ADDRESSED ABOVE: Your whole section on security is nutty, sorry George. ADDED INSULTS WERE GRATUITOUS, YET UNDERSTANDABLE. "4 Winds" nightclub was Gambino owned property on the AIRPORT during the height of the COCAINE YEARS, not completely abated. OLD MAFIA, during the EISENHOWER YEARS, didn't traffic COKE. The USA COKE use was well under 5 % of adults in the 1950s. Justice Dept website specifically mentions as prime potential drug airports: Sikorsky & Tweed - and also they never had drug busts. Pilots who've flown Sikorsky have told me they've been offered money to bring in Drugs. Milford & Stratford residents along the Housatonic and fishermen have told me about planes on approach who drop packages into the river & there are awaiting boats. I've spoken & have been friends with Air Traffic Controllers & Security. RADAR can be installed as a piggy back with in/out DATA LINE, desk, chair, RADAR screen from various DOPPLER, for under $ 2000. MOSTLY HEARSAY! Bridgeport police are responsible for the Airport, not Stratford Police. Security people don't work 24/7/365 as of a few years ago. Several Lordship & Stratford residents work at the airport. What seems nutty to you is my cramming disparate facts with poor grammar
Robert Chambers June 17, 2012 at 02:44 AM
George, I admire your commitment to the causes you find worthy, your statement at the town hall was a Stratford version of the Tiannamen square tank stand-off. You ran for mayor because you believed you could do some good and I applauded your guts to get into that kind of a hassle. So I'm not one to say "George Mulligan is nuts" - no sir, I may not agree with everything you write, but if you believe it then I'll stand behind your right to say it. Who knows, you may well be right, just way ahead of your time and what you say now will come to pass and folks will say "That George was right!" The nutty part I was referring to was the expectation that planes coming into and out of Bridgeport should be screened to the depth that the disgusting TSA subjects anyone that wishes to travel by commercial airlines... I'm dead against it, I think the TSA should be disbanded and the folks that did the groping go back to McDonalds or wherever they came from. This country was not a nation of cowards and I don't see any reason to let it become one under some nebulous threat of terrorism. No sir...
Jezebel282 June 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
"You confused me with Lordshipres" My apologies. You are correct in that Stratford is 95+% developed. I am opened to suggestions about how to grow the tax base and lower everyone's property tax despite this "open space" being controlled by another city. Of course some people like to look at fences, hangers, fuel tanks, and parked planes and trucks in their "open space". I myself prefer well kept homes, lawns and tree-lined streets. To each his own. The road gets flooded because the City of Bridgeport and the State of Connecticut will not fix the flooding problem. It was certainly not always so. Could it be just a little added fuel in the battle? But it remains an annoyance and not a permanent downgrade of two entire neighborhoods like an expanded airport would be. I am not anti-everything. I am "anti" whatever harms the quality of life and assets of Stratford residents. Expanding this airport would absolutely do both.


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