Fuel spills due to hard landing at airport in Rowan County

Fuel spills due to hard landing at airport in Rowan County

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - An unknown amount of fuel spilled due to a hard plane landing at an airport in Rowan County Friday afternoon.

According to the Salisbury Fire Department, a small aircraft crash landing happened at the Mid-Carolina Airport.

Mid-Carolina Airport officials said it appears the aircraft's engine went out and they had to make an emergency landing which resulted in the hard landing.

Officials say all passengers were free and no injuries were reported.

Rowan Communications said there is no word on how much fuel was spilled.

Everything going forward at the airport will be precautionary, such as securing the runway and cleaning up the fuel spill, according to Rowan Communications.

WBTV's Sky 3 flew over the scene after the landing happened.

Fire officials said crews are applying foam at this time.

This is a developing story and no further information was released.

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