A pilot at the Moore County Airport suffered an unexpectedly rough landing Wednesday evening after taking a dive on the airport’s runway.
First responders received a call about a plane crash on February 9, around 6 p.m. Emergency crews gathered on the runway around the downed plane to determine the cause of the crash and clear the scene.
Scenes from a plane crash at Moore County Airport on Feb. 9. Video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.
The pilot and passenger did not sustain any serious injuries. The crash did, however, result in a small fire in the grass along the runway. First responders on the scene were able to extinguish the flames before the fire could cause significant damage.
The plane, a Cirrus SR22, did take damage. At the time of investigation, the nose of the plane was on the ground with visible damage to the wings and front-end. Part of the runway remained closed off as the wreckage was cleared and examined.
The nose gear collapsed after the plane landed, according to officials.
Feature photo: A plane crashed at the Moore County Airport on Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.
~Article by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Abegail Murphy.