HURRICANE – Operations were temporarily halted at the Hurricane Municipal Airport Monday afternoon after a plane crash-landed.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., emergency responders were called out to the Hurricane Municipal Airport on a report of a plane crash, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. A man flying a Cirrus SR22 single-engine aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when the incident occurred.
“The information we have so far is that the plane came down to land, and as the plane landed, a gust of wind hit the plane … It pushed the plane off the runway, which caught the tire in the dirt,” Buell said. “The pilot continued to just try to keep the nose up, ride it out through the dirt. At one point, the wing caught and spun the plane around, and it ended up where it’s at.”
The plane came to a stop south of the runway with minimal damage, Buell said. The pilot was uninjured.
The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incident, and airport operations were temporarily suspended while the scene was attended to.
Hurricane City Police and Hurricane Valley Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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