Plane flips after landing short of Huntsville runway - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Plane flips after landing short of Huntsville runway

The plane flipped after landing short of the runway Monday night. The plane flipped after landing short of the runway Monday night.
This Cessna 172 aircraft made an emergency landing Monday night. (Photo: Flying Activity) This Cessna 172 aircraft made an emergency landing Monday night. (Photo: Flying Activity)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A small plane made an emergency landing just short of the runway at Huntsville International Airport Monday night.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. A Huntsville International Airport spokesperson said a small plane, identified by the FAA as a Cessna 172, took off from Enterprise Municipal Airport, lost power, landed short of the west runway and flipped over in the grass.

Airport operations were temporarily suspended as emergency responders converged on the scene. A spokesperson said they were on the runway two minutes after the landing.

FAA officials said two people were in the aircraft at the time, but no injuries were reported. The airport spokesperson said after a short check by emergency responders, the pair were allowed to leave without further treatment.

Mutual aid was sent to the scene as a precaution, according to the airport spokesperson. The airport tweeted all operations returned to normal shortly after 10 p.m.

An airport spokesperson said there are tones that go off when something like this emergency landing happens. The airport has a 24/7 safety department on site where their police officers are cross-trained as firefighters, so the response was quick.

"Well, you know, the tower communicated that, and then we have a communication center here at the airport that pushes that information out to the pertinent people at the airport as well as mutual aid partners across the county," Chantel Minish, an airport spokesperson, said.

Since the landing happened late at night, there were really no major commercial flights coming in or out of the airport at the time, so no flights were delayed.

Minish said the plane was removed around 1 a.m. and placed in a hangar at the airport.

The plane is registered to Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity.

The FAA and NTSB will be investigating the incident.

Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:41:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:35:08 GMT
    (Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...(Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...

    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

    More >>

    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

    More >>
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:34:49 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>
  • US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:21:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:34:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...

    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

    More >>

    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly