Non-injury crash briefly closes Haines airfield

Published: Jul. 19, 2016 at 9:01 AM AKDT
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A non-injury plane crash caused the Haines Airfield to close for about an hour and a half Monday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers observed the small, apparently damaged plane 12:25 p.m. and contacted the pilot and passengers, according to a dispatch posted online. While no one was hurt, pilot Shane Horton told troopers that the landing gear had buckled during landing. The wing and prop struck the ground.

The FAA, National Transportation Safety Board and state Transportation Department were notified, and the plane was photographed before removal from the runway, troopers wrote. The plane is a Stinson 108-2, according to FAA records.