Nantucket Airport Runway Closed After Plane’s Landing Gear Collapses

NANTUCKET (CBS) — An incident involving a plane leaving a runway shut down Nantucket Airport Wednesday morning.

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A plane’s landing gear collapsed on a runway at Nantucket Airport Wednesday. (Photo credit: Bill Hoenk Photography)

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.

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Emergency vehicles responded to the runway.
(Photo credit: Bill Hoenk Photography)

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.

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