Small plane crashes at Will Rogers World Airport

Posted on: 7:06 pm, December 21, 2012, by

OKLAHOMA CITY– Friday brought some tense moments at Will Rogers World Airport but not because of people traveling for the holidays.

Around 10 a.m., a small airplane crashed at the airport.

The plane is based out of Will Rogers and had been in the process of landing when it ran into trouble.

The wheels under the plane’s nose collapsed and the aircraft suffered a bit of front end damage as it came to rest in the grass just off the east runway.

The two people on board the plane at the time of the crash were able to climb out the wreckage.

One person was taken to the hospital but was listed in good condition.

We’re told the small Cessna Citation belongs to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Initial reports blamed possible turbulence from the wake of another plane for the crash, but that remains unofficial.

Karen Carney, spokesperson for Will Rogers World Airport, said, “I know there’s speculations but the NTSB is on-site and they will handle the investigation because there are so many things that can cause an incident like this.”

Fortunately, all flights out of the airport remained on time and unaffected by the crash.

Carney said, “We have multiple runways. So that runway is closed, but all flights are operating normal out of Will Rogers.”

Some flights into the airport did have delays, but that was due mainly to the winter blizzard that blew through the Midwest this week.

In the meantime, it will likely take several weeks before the NTSB rules on the final cause of the crash.