Aircraft has been removed from the runway, AGS will reopen shortly


#UPDATE | According to an Augusta Regional Airport spokesperson, the aircraft that suffered an equipment malfunction while on the private terminal runway today around noon has been removed from the runway.

Currently, the Airport Operations Department is on the runway completing their final inspection before reopening the airport. That inspection is expected to be finished within the next few minutes.

The FAA and NTSB are expected to work together to complete a final report on the incident.

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – First responders are on the tarmac at Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) after a plane malfunctions during landing.

According to Lauren Smith with AGS Public Relations, a single engine private plane experienced problems with the nose landing gear causing it to land nose down.

All three people on board, including the pilot, are said to be fine.

AGS is shut down to all commercial and private planes until the aircraft is removed from the tarmac. No word on how long that will be.

Flights are being diverted or delayed due to the incident.

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