Authorities respond to plane incident at Paragould airport

Updated: Jun. 2, 2018 at 6:15 PM CDT
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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Late Saturday, authorities responded to an incident involving an airplane at Paragould Municipal Airport.

According to Lt. Ken Jackson with the Paragould Police Department, no one was hurt Saturday when a single-engine, two-seat Luscombe aircraft had difficulty taking off at the Paragould Municipal Airport.

Jackson said authorities got a call around 4:10 p.m. about the incident. The plane was taking off when the right rudder got stuck and the plane came back down.

From there, the plane did a 180-degree turn into the grass portion of the runway, Jackson said.

In addition to Paragould police, Paragould firefighters and airport officials responded to the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident, Jackson said.

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