Emergency Landing at Capital Region International Airport
A small plane made an emergency landing at Capital Region International Airport Tuesday evening. Airport spokeswoman Nicole Noll tells us the Cessna 177 lost power during takeoff on the main runway.
It landed with the nose gear down on the west end of the runway at 7:10pm. The three people on-board were able to walk away from the plane, but were later taken to a hospital to be checked out for back pain.
The plane was removed from the main runway about two and a half hours later. Small planes were able to use the other runways during while crews cleared the scene.
A Delta flight from Detroit was delayed and then later canceled because the flight crew ran out of hours it could work in one day. A later Delta flight from Minneapolis and the nightly UPS flight were on schedule at last check.