FAA Flight Standards District Office: NASHVILLE
AIRCRAFT CRASHED WHILE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE MISSED APPROACH DUE TO CROSSWINDS, DAMAGING BOTH WINGS, PROP, AND LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane made a hard landing off the runway at a West Nashville airport on Thursday.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority confirms it happened at 1:25 p.m. at the John C. Tune airport just off the Centennial Boulevard exit of Briley Parkway.
The Piper PA-46 reportedly ran off the runway while landing and came to rest in a grassy area near the Runway Safety Area.
Christian Straubinger witnessed the incident and rushed over to help.
“It was very scary,” explained Straubinger. “My voice is shot from yelling and calling 911. I was just afraid of a fire. That was my biggest concern.”
The pilot and the two passengers on board were not injured.
The Federal Aviation Administration was notified shortly after the incident. According to their records, the plane is registered to a company out of Glenview, Illinois.
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A single-engine plane crashed early Thursday afternoon at John C. Tune Airport in Nashville but no one was injured, authorities said.
The crash took place at just before 1:30 p.m just off the runway at the airport at 110 Tune Airport Drive, northwest of downtown Nashville.
Nashville International Airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall said three people were on board when the crash took place but no one was hurt.
The identity of those on board the plane was not immediately known.
According to a statement from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, a general aviation aircraft (Piper PA-46) arriving at the airport ran off the runway before promptly coming to rest outside the runway safety area.
Nashville Fire Department responded to the incident and the cause of the crash was not immediately known Thursday afternoon, airport authorities said.
As of about 3:30 p.m., she said, the runway was open.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash and will investigate, authorities said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Officials have confirmed a small plane crashed at John C. Tune Airport.
The wreck happened around 1:25 p.m. Thursday at the airport in the 100 block of Tune Airport Drive.
Authorities said three people were on board, and all made it out of the plane safely.
The plane, a single engine Piper PA-46, ran off the runway before coming to rest outside the runway safety area after arriving at the airport.
The cause of the crash was unknown.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were notified as the investigation remained ongoing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Police and Fire crews responded to the John C. Tune Airport on Thursday after a small airplane went off the runway.
The single-engine Piper PA-46 reportedly went off the runway, leaving the runway blocked. Thankfully, nobody on board was reported injured.