Local Response Praised in Aircraft Incident

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, a plane slid off the end of a runway at the Waterloo Regional Airport. None of the 88 passengers onboard were injured and have since returned safely home. The incident occurred during the scheduled landing of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at 6:07 p.m.

iAero Airways / Swift Air, LLC, of Greensboro, N.C. is the registered owner and operator of the aircraft, and provided the following for release,

“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew has been our top priority. Thanks to the incredible support of the first-responders, Waterloo Airport and local agencies, all our passengers were able to carry on safely to their destination and have since returned home,” says Jeff Conry, President, iAero Airways. “All of us at iAero Airways deeply appreciate the assistance we have received from the local community. We are now working with the NTSB, local and regulatory authorities to fully investigate the incident.”

For more information about the Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) contact Keith Kaspari, Airport Director at KEITH.KASPARI@WATERLOO-IA.ORG or go to the airport website at www.FLYALO.com.

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