By:  A Correspondent

NEWBURY — A pilot was evaluated by medics but not hospitalized after a hard landing at Plum Island Airport Wednesday.

Rescuers responded after receiving calls at 11:15 a.m. about a plane down on its nose on the runway, Fire Chief Douglas Janvrin said in a statement.

“Upon arrival, firefighters determined that a 1949 Navion single piston airplane had made a hard landing at the airport and had come to a rest on the grass, nose down,” he said.

The facility is privately-owned, but a public-use airport.

“The pilot self-exited the plane and was evaluated by Newbury Fire Department EMS personnel,” Janvrin said. The pilot, whose name was not released, refused medical treatment, he added.

The Federal Aviation Authority was notified of the incident by the airport manager. Runway 10/28 remains closed pending removal of the aircraft. No ground personnel were injured.

The Newbury Police Department and Newburyport Police and Fire Departments also responded to the scene

Plum Island Airport has two runways, 10/28, an 2,105-foot asphalt runway, and 14/32, a 2,300-foot stretch of grass.

Plane makes hard landing at Plum Island Airport