Runway reopens at Norfolk International Airport

Credit: Mark Hopkins
Credit: Mark Hopkins

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A disabled aircraft at the Norfolk International Airport runway caused flight delays coming in and going out of the airport on Saturday.

Officials say that around 10:46 a.m., Authority received an emergency field alert from the FAA Norfolk Tower of a Malibu Piper Aircraft that had just taken off and lost power. The aircraft returned and landed on its belly on Runway 23.

The aircraft sustained structural damage but the two people in the aircraft were not injured. The aircraft was removed by a crane. and crews removed the debris. Officials say the runway has been reopened.