Aircraft continued to take off and land at the North County Airport off the Beeline Highway within two hours of an incident between two planes that left one in a swamp.
Details were scarce Wednesday afternoon, other than that no one was injured in the crash. Pilots who were flying at the airport during the incident said the emergency vehicles had cleared out by the time they landed. One said he saw yellow fleshing lights but no red ones from emergency vehicles, nor did he hear anything about the incident on his radio.
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office helicopter made rounds not long after the incident. Other than that, it was business as usual, with aircraft taking off and landing.
One plane slid off a grass runway 75 yards into a swamp. The planes did not crash, according to the sheriff’s office. It’s unclear what caused the incident.
A Signature Flight employee said he had limited information about the incident and could not speak about it. A county airports employee at the main building at the airport referred all comment to a spokeswoman.
Last month, a helicopter crashed at the airport. No one was injured.