At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, the East Hampton Town Police responded to reports of a plane skidding off the runway at East Hampton Airport.
David Bulgin, age 62, of Sag Harbor was the plane’s pilot and the sole occupant of the Beechcraft Baron BE 58. According to the police, Mr. Bulgin had landed on runway 10-28 when there was an apparent landing gear malfunction which caused the plane to skid off the runway.
The plane sustained some damage and had to be removed from the runway. Mr. Bulgin walked away from the scene unscathed. The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a full investigation on the incident, according to the release.
The call came in as seven departments were battling a fire at an oceanfront property in East Hampton, the North Sea fire department, who were standing by at the Emergency Services building, also responded to the scene.