ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport was shut down for approximately 20 minutes after a small plane incident on Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson with the airport says that the incident happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. when a Diamond DA-40 aircraft left Runway 34 and then came to a stop in a grassy area.
Aircraft Rescue Firefighting responded to the call. When they arrived, they say the pilot was not injured and the aircraft was alright.
Officials say the aircraft was taken to the general aviation ramp for inspection. Meanwhile, the runway was checked for damaged and reopened around 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22.