MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – There were no injuries reported after a small plane crashed at the Morristown Municipal Airport on Tuesday morning.
On May 25, at around 9:00 a.m., an airplane crash was reported at Morristown Municipal Airport. The crash was reported by the Morristown Airport Rescue Firefighters who responded immediately to the location, police said.
It was determined that an experimental Taylor Coot aircraft being operated by John Loofbourrow, 83, of Springfield, New Jersey had crashed upon landing on Runway 23, police said.
Loofbourrow told police as he approached his landing, the indicators inside the aircraft showed that his landing gear was down and locked. As he touched down on the runway, it appeared that the right landing gear either failed or had not been locked down, police said.
As a result of that situation, the aircraft undercarriage touched onto the runway. Loofbourrow said that he was able to maintain a certain level of control of the aircraft and came to rest on a taxiway off the main runway, police said.
Loofbourrow was not injured and required no medical attention, police said.
Federal Aviation Administration was notified and will conduct a review of this incident, police said.
Units from Morristown Fire and Police Bureaus responded to the scene assisted by additional units, police said.