By CBSBoston.com Staff

BEVERLY (CBS) – A plane went off a runway at Beverly Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon. The FAA said the pilot, who is a student, was trying to take off when he swerved and wound up on the grass at about 4 p.m.

The pilot was the only person on board the single-engine Piper Cherokee and he was not injured. No damage was done to the aircraft.

The airport temporarily suspended operations on Runway 16 while Beverly Police and Fire responded.

CBSBoston.com Staff