Airport runway reopens after helicopter makes hard landing

From the press release:

Asheville, NC – The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) runway reopened after a short closure due to a minor aircraft incident. At 3:03pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012, the Asheville Regional Airport Authority Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a call regarding a hard landing on the runway by a helicopter. Two people were on board, and no injuries were reported. The disabled helicopter was in the safety zone of the runway, which could not be reopened until the helicopter was removed, per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The runway reopened at 4:23pm.

One flight was cancelled, and one was diverted.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.