A Cirrus SR-22 in bound from Portland, ME overshot Runway 22 at Newport State Airport on Wednesday at approximately 4:30pm. The airplane, N720EC, is registered to East Coast Aviation LLC of Falmoth, ME.

No injuries were reported and the plane is still on the approach end of Runway 4 surrounded by water.

No Rhode Island Airport Corporation staff were at the airport at the time to assist with the accident.

Airport staff declined to comment.

What is the Airport Corporation’s safety procedure when no staff is at the airport?

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