No injuries reported after small plane crashes at Smith Field

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A plane crashed at Smith Field Airport Saturday afternoon.

According to the Fort Wayne Police activity log, officers were called to Smith Field for an aircraft accident around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

There, a small plane crashed, coming to a rest upside down on the airfield near the airport’s Cook Road entrance.

The pilot was the only person on board and has no reported injuries.

After the aircraft- which was not from Fort Wayne- took off from Smith Field, it had to turn back, possibly to refuel, and “had some issues landing” at the field, said Joe Marana, the director of operations and facilities for the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority in an interview with WANE 15.

Marana said in the 4 p.m. interview the plan was to have the runway operating again within 30 minutes.

Marana said the city has had its “fair share of aircraft incidents around the Fort Wayne area the last couple of years,” and he said this incident is about the third one in the last two years.

With another runway open, people are still able to fly at Smith Field, and Fort Wayne International Airport is operating as usual.

At this time, the windy weather is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Officials are still investigating the incident.

This post will be updated on as more information becomes available.

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