NANTUCKET (CBS) — An incident involving a plane leaving a runway shut down Nantucket Airport Wednesday morning.
The airport tweeted around 7:30 a.m. that they were responding to a “real world Alert 3 in progress.”
Massachusetts State Police said a private plane’s landing gear failed while it was departing, and said there were no reported injuries.
The airport had a mock disaster drill scheduled for 9 a.m.–but was adamant that this incident was not part of the scheduled drill. They later said the drill was cancelled.
Those flying out of Nantucket were advised to check with their carrier to see if their flight is affected by the runway closure.