ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) – Officials at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Alcoa confirmed a small plane crash on their runway Tuesday.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, the landing gear on a Beechcraft King Air collapsed after the aircraft landed on Runway 23 at McGhee-Tyson Aiport around 11:15 a.m. The plane slid on the runway before coming to a stop in the grass.
The flight was arriving from Northwest Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Florida.
No injuries have been reported. Two people were on board.
The runway was closed for about 2 1/2 hours while crews work to remove the plane. It reopened just before 2 p.m.
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At 11:02am: an Alert 2 was issued regarding a general aviation aircraft that reported landing gear issues. Upon landing, the aircraft slid into the grass off the runway edge. No injuries reported. Aircraft removal will result in a 2.5 hr runway closure.— McGhee Tyson Airport (@FlyKnoxville) April 9, 2019