Small plane makes hard landing off runway at West Nashville airport

(Courtesy: Christian Straubinger)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane made a hard landing off the runway at a West Nashville airport on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority confirms it happened at 1:25 p.m. at the John C. Tune airport just off the Centennial Boulevard exit of Briley Parkway.

The Piper PA-46 reportedly ran off the runway while landing and came to rest in a grassy area near the Runway Safety Area.

Christian Straubinger witnessed the incident and rushed over to help.

“It was very scary,” explained Straubinger. “My voice is shot from yelling and calling 911. I was just afraid of a fire. That was my biggest concern.”

The pilot and the two passengers on board were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified shortly after the incident. According to their records, the plane is registered to a company out of Glenview, Illinois.