Birmingham Fire: Small plane crash lands safely near airport
Neither of the 2 passengers sustained injuries in landing on railroad tracks
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A small plane crash landed safely Tuesday evening just west of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, according to the Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service.
The crash landing happened in the 3300 block of Vanderbilt Road.
Birmingham Fire officials say a trainer pilot was training a student and on their approach to the runway, the plane shut off. They say the pilot detoured and landed on the CSX railroad tracks.
We’re told the plane was a Piper Warrior that is typically used to train new pilots. The plane had about 40 gallons of fuel left in it.
There were two passengers on board including the pilot. Neither were injured. No fire was reported.
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