08/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/25/2021 09:33
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2021
Contact: Katherine Japinga, 517-242-6920
Lansing, MI - The Capital Region International Airport is now open following an airplane crash involving a Cirrus Vision SF 50 (single engine) jet. Capital Region International Airport personnel as well as local emergency response teams responded at 6:59 p.m. and everyone on board the plane walked away without injuries.
'We are grateful that everyone walked away from the plane without injuries,' said Nicole Noll-Williams, President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority. 'We applaud our CRAA emergency response team and our mutual aid partners in response to the aircraft accident.'
Here are confirmed facts:
Time of first alert: 6:59 p.m.
Type of Aircraft: Cirrus Vision SF 50
Total number on board: four individuals, one K-9
Airport closed: 7:11 p.m.
Airport opened: 9:50 p.m.
Emergency response teams on site: Lansing Fire Department, Dewitt Charter Township Fire Department, Delta Township Fire Department and Clinton County Sheriff's Office
The Capital Region Airport Authority owns and operates the Capital Region International Airport, Mason Jewett Airport and Port Lansing. The Capital Region International Airport, whose airport code is LAN, is an important asset in the mid-Michigan community, driving $1 billion annually in economic impact. The airport welcomes nearly half a million visitors each year to connect throughout the country and the world. In addition to providing corporate and general aviation, the Capital Region International Airport moves 54.4 million pounds of cargo annually and is one of two airports in the state with a federal inspection station. More than 7,300 jobs are dependent on the airport, which also features a 48,000-square-foot warehouse and 582 acres of ready-to-develop land. For more information, go to FlyLansing.com and visit the airport's Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.