Disabled aircraft removed, Norfolk International Airport runway reopened

Posted at 11:46 AM, Nov 19, 2016
(Photo: Dave Feliz)

(Photo: Dave Feliz)

NORFOLK, Va. – Several flights at the Norfolk International Airport were delayed due to a disabled plane on the runway.

On Saturday at 10:46 a.m., the airport authority received an emergency alert from the FAA Norfolk Tower about a Malibu Piper Aircraft that had just taken off and lost power.

The aircraft returned and landed on its belly on Runway 23.

Two people were on board, but no one was injured.

The aircraft was damaged and being removed by crane.

Crews removed the debris and inspected the runway before reopening the runway.

The runway reopened around 1:45 p.m.

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