TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A vintage airplane crashed on the runway of Tallahassee International Airport Thursday afternoon and shut down commercial air traffic for a period of time.
According to Jim Durwin, Deputy Director of Aviation at the Tallahassee International Airport, around 2:15 p.m. a P-51 Mustang crashed after leaving the runway while landing.
The plane was tied to the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the airport that runs until Saturday.
No fires or leaks were reported with this crash. No injuries have been reported to the pilot or any other personnel, according to Durwin.
The airport was closed while first responders worked the crash, but has since reopened. The specific runway, 9-27, was still closed while workers clear the plane from the runway. The runway reopened at 6:43 p.m. Thursday evening.
Commercial air traffic has been suspended for the time being, with a timetable being set within the next two hours for reopening, according to Durwin.