by Emma Simmons
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No injuries have been reported in a cargo plane crash at the Tuscaloosa airport Monday evening, the city council tells ABC 33/40’s Elizabeth Lane.
A Kalitta Charters 727 plane with four crew on board hauling Mercdes-Benz parts crashed at 8:08 p.m. The crash occurred due nose gear failure, officials say.
Tuscaloosa Fire responded to the scene to extinguish a fire, which took just a few minutes. The plane had 33,000 pounds of fuel on board.
The airport will be closed until crews can move the crashed plane from the runway.