OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport that occurred Thursday evening.
According to the Ogden Police Department, the plane skidded off the end of the airport runway as it came down for a landing, clearing the airport’s fence and striking Airport Road as it came to a stop.
The plane had taken off from Ogden Airport and declared an emergency while in the air, forcing it to return to Ogden Airport.
Officials say that the pilot of the plane was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The pilot was the only person onboard the plane at the time of the crash.
The plane is reportedly a Cirrus SR-22, which is a single-engine plane that is capable of seating up to 4 or 5 passengers.
Since 2017, there have been 6 plane crashes at Ogden-Hinckley Airport, which holds two runways.
According to the Ogden City website, Ogden-Hinckley Airport is a municipal airport that conducts both commercial flights and general aviation service.
The airport is also one of Utah’s busiest municipal airports for private planes, with over 400 General Aviation planes being held at the airport.
Ogden-Hinckley Airport hosts operations for several aerospace and defense companies, including Northrop Grumman, Williams International, and Borsight, according to the Ogden city website
This plane crash comes only days after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on I-80 last Saturday night near Jeremy Ranch .
This is a developing story and will be updated as ABC4 receives more information.