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.