Plane makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson
From Staff Reports
A twin-engine aircraft with nose gear issues made an rough, emergency landing Wednesday morning at McGhee Tyson Airport.
Airport officials were informed at 9:24 a.m. by air traffic controllers about the emergency situation involving a small plane with nose gear issues, said airport spokeswoman Becky Huckaby.
The plane landed safely at the airport with the pilot and a passenger. Huckaby said the airport’s emergency vehicles responded to the plane after its landing in case assistance was needed.
No one was injured and no other planes or buildings at the airport were in danger during the ordeal.
The plane landed at a parallel runway, so regular air traffic operations were not affected, Huckaby said.
“Both of our runways are used for commercial and general aviation traffic,” Huckaby said. “Because it happened on (just) one runway, it doesn’t impede traffic.”The Federal Aviation Administration responded and had the plane moved by noon, Huckaby said.
Csoki Aviation Inc., of Knoxville, owns the twin-engine aircraft.
According to online flight tracking website Flight Aware, the plane left Hanover County Municipal Airport in Ashland, Va., at 7:28 a.m. and arrived at its destination, McGhee Tyson Airport, at 9:15 a.m.