LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A single-engine commuter jet crashed and caught fire Tuesday evening at Lansing’s airport, but none of the four people aboard were injured, authorities said.
The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet crashed about 7 p.m. at the Capital Region International Airport and then caught fire with four people and one dog aboard, but they safely exited the aircraft.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
Airport personnel and local emergency response teams raced to the scene, and Lansing firefighters aided by several local fire agencies doused the flames.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
“We are grateful that everyone walked away from the plane without injuries,” Nicole Noll-Williams, President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, said in a statement.
The crash and ensuing fire left the jet heavily burned and forced the airport to close temporarily, but it reopened about 2 1/2 hours later.MORE NEWS: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
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