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UPDATE: Yeager Airport reopen after private aircraft incident

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Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 11:23 AM EST
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UPDATE 1/4/18 @ 8:25 p.m.

Yeager Airport is reopen Thursday night after a private plane had engine failure and landed without landing gear, the airport reports.

No one was hurt in the incident, which happened just after 5 p.m., but it temporarily halted airport traffic as the FAA investigated.


UPDATE 1/4/18 @ 6:10 p.m.

Yeager Airport is closed Thursday evening after a private plane had engine failure and landed without landing gear, the airport reports.

Around 5:05 p.m. the twin engine Piper Aztec aircraft landed without incident.

The pilot was the only person aboard and was not hurt.

Yeager Airport staff is awaiting clearance from the FAA to remove the aircraft.

Passengers should check with their airline before leaving for the airport.


ORIGINAL STORY

Yeager Airport is working to keep all flights running on time as the winter storm approaches the northeast.

Yeager Airport Director Terry Sayre announced Thursday morning that all scheduled departures are running on time. The only cancellation was a flight to Philadelphia.

If you are flying out of Yeager Airport, make sure to check in with your airline for updates.

Many airlines are offering travel waivers to passengers scheduled to travel Thursday and Friday due to the forecasted winter weather in the Northeast/Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, according to Yeager Airport officials.

"Yeager Airport's snow removal team is out in full force, and is diligently working to keep airport roads and the runway clear," said Sayre.