No one seriously hurt in hard landing at Roanoke-Blacksburg airport

Published: May. 29, 2020 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Virginia State Police are investigating a hard landing at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Roanoke Fire-EMS spokeswoman Kristen Perdue says shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, a Diamond DA20 plane made a hard landing on runway 24, resting in the nearby grass safety area. Airport Rescue and Firefighting, Roanoke Fire-EMS and Roanoke Regional Airport Commission responded.

Two people were on board the plane; one was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and the other was treated on-scene.

The runway was briefly closed, but has been reopened.

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