BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service crews responded to the scene of a small airplane crash landing Tuesday night.
According to BFRS battalion chief Tobias Jones, the plane “crash-landed” just west of the airport on a CSX railroad line within the vicinity of the 3300 block of Vanderbilt Road.
In an update provided by battalion chief Kenneth Hatcher, the plane suddenly shut off while approaching the runway. The pilot, who was training a student, was able to detour and land on the rail line. The Federal Aviation Administration stated the plane that landed was a single-engine Piper PA-28. The pilot reported engine problems with the plane at around 9:40 p.m. The FAA will investigate the incident.
The pilot and passenger on board were not injured in the landing and there was no fire involved during the landing.
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