Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue tend to a plane that overturned on the runway at Jefferson County International Airport on Monday. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue tend to a plane that overturned on the runway at Jefferson County International Airport on Monday. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

No injuries after plane flips on Jefferson County runway

Firefighters contain small fuel leak

PORT TOWNSEND — Information about a plane crash at the Jefferson County International Airport has been sent to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, which may decide to conduct further investigations, said Eron Berg, Port of Port Townsend executive director, on Tuesday.

No one was injured when a plane flipped over while landing on the runway at the airport on Monday. Both people aboard the Cessna 185 got out of the aircraft by themselves, said Phyllis Speser, public information officer for East Jefferson Fire Rescue.

Units from East Jefferson Fire Rescue arrived at the crash site at 1:28 p.m. Monday, Speser said.

Firefighters disconnected the plane’s battery at the scene to prevent a possible fire due to sparking, then remained on the scene to contain a small fuel leak until Port of Port Townsend officials could get its hazmat unit on site, Speser said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The plane was removed from the runway and the runway reopened by 6 p.m. Monday night, Berg said.

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 360-385-2335, ext. 5.

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