FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Richmond FSDO-21
AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- All incoming and outgoing flights were on hold for about three hours at Norfolk International Airport due to a disabled aircraft on the runway.
Steve Sterling, Deputy Executive Director at ORF, said the airport received an emergency field alert from the FAA Norfolk Tower at around 10:45 a.m. reporting that a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu that had just taken off had lost power. It was forced to return to the airport, where it ended up having to land on its belly on the main runway.
"The aircraft sustained structural damage and is being removed by crane. Upon removal of the crane, crews will remove the debris and inspect the runway before reopening the runway," Sterling said in his initial statement.
Sterling reported that the plane had been removed and the runway reopened at around 1:40 pm.
According to the online flight tracking website, FlightView, dozens of incoming and outgoing flights have either been diverted or delayed.
NORFOLK, Va. – Several flights at the Norfolk International Airport have been 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 Piper PA-46-350P Malibu 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 is being removed by crane.
Once it is removed, crews will remove the debris and inspect the runway before reopening the runway.
Until the aircraft is removed, the runway is closed.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A disabled aircraft at the Norfolk International Airport runway caused flight delays coming in and going out of the airport on Saturday.
Officials say that around 10:46 a.m., Authority received an emergency field alert from the FAA Norfolk Tower of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu that had just taken off and lost power. The aircraft returned and landed on its belly on Runway 23.
The aircraft sustained structural damage but the two people in the aircraft were not injured. The aircraft was removed by a crane. and crews removed the debris. Officials say the runway has been reopened.