UPDATE 10:57 P.M. – The Capital Region International Airport released an official statement on the crash.
The craft that crashed was a Cirrus Vision SF 50, a single-engine personal commuter jet. Everyone on board walked away safely, the Airport said.
Four people were on board as well as one dog.
The airport closed from 7:11 p.m. to 9:50 p.m., and the airport was first alerted to the fire at 6:59 p.m.
The fire was fought by the Lansing Fire Department, Dewitt Charter Township Fire Department, Delta Township Fire Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are grateful that everyone walked away from the plane without injuries,” said Nicole Noll-Williams, President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority. “We applaud our CRAA emergency response team and our mutual aid partners in response to the aircraft accident.
UPDATE: 8:28 P.M. – The plane’s passengers managed to self evacuate the plane before first responders arrived.
6 News has acquired viewer video of the plane crash before crews arrived on scene. Click on the player below to watch it.
UPDATE: 8:14 P.M. – The Lansing Fire Department posted the following images on their Facebook page.
6 News has confirmed that the fire was caused by a crash involving a small commuter plane.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Firefighters are battling a small fire on the runway of the Lansing Airport.
The fire appears to be coming from a small plane that crashed on the runway.
A 6 News viewer sent in the photos below.
6 News has reporters on scene and will provide updates as they come in.
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