GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane caught on fire shortly after taking off from a Gallatin airport Friday afternoon.

It happened at the Sumner County Regional Airport on Airport Road just after 2 p.m.

According to officials, the pilot returned to the airport after he detected smoke. Three people, including two children, were onboard the fixed-wing plane at the time. They all escaped and were taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

The fire has since been extinguished.