Sting's Plane Skids Off Runway
The Cessna Citation 5 private plane which Sting was reportedly aboard is shown after it ran off the runaway during landing at Florence airport, central Italy, Monday April 30, 2001. Sting was reported to have disembarked from the plane unharmed with the pilot. In the background are fire trucks.
Sting's plane skidded off the runway at Florence's airport Monday night, but the Grammy-winning musician walked away unhurt, Italian news reports said.
Sting, a friend and two pilots were aboard the Cessna Citation 5 when it went off the runway and through some safety netting before coming to a stop on a grassy knoll, the ANSA news agency said. The cause of the accident was under investigation, but ANSA suggested the brakes may have malfunctioned.
Sting walked off the plane and drove with his friend to his home in nearby Figline Valdarno, ANSA said. The singer was flying in to the airport in Florence after playing a date in Austria. Sting, his production manager, and the plane's pilot were unharmed in the incident, and a spokesperson for Sting told LAUNCH that he was fine and enjoying a pasta dinner afterwards.