Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Incident occurred March 30, 2016 at Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH), Gaston County, North Carolina

GASTONIA, N.C. – Gastonia Fire responded to a plane fire at Gastonia Municipal Airport Wednesday night.

Just after 9 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-engine plane fire. 

According to officials, the plane was not in flight. 

Firefighters say the plane is from out of town.

The plane is a total loss due to the damage and no one was injured. 

"I've got 40,000 hours flying airplanes and fire isn't something I like. that's about all I can say," said Bob Bitell.

Officials said that the incident will most likely be investigated by the FAA to determine a cause.

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GASTONIA, NC -- Firefighters were dispatched to an airplane on fire Wednesday night at Gastonia Municipal Airport. 

Gastonia fire was dispatched around 9:00 pm, and say that the plane is a total loss. 

Nobody was inured in the fire. 

Police say that the plane was not in flight when it caught on fire. They do not know the cause, but say that the FAA is investigating. 

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GASTONIA, N.C. — Officials are responding to a plane on fire at the Gastonia Municipal Airport Wednesday night.

Crews arrived on the scene at 9:10 p.m.

The single-engine plane was not in flight.

Officials said the plane was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  

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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) —Emergency crews in Gaston County responded Wednesday night to a single-engine plane fire at Gastonia's airport.

The fire broke out in a plane at the Gastonia Municipal Airport on the 1100 block of Gaston Day School Road just after 9 p.m.

Officials have not said what type of plane was involved or if any injuries were reported.

The Union Road Volunteer Fire Department posted photos of the plane on Twitter after the fire was out.

Firefighters said the incident involved a single-engine plane that was strapped down and not in flight.

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