Small plane slid off runway at Blue Grass Airport

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A small plane lost power during takeoff, slid off the runway and into a snowbank Thursday afternoon at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.

Three people were on the plane, but no one was injured, Blue Grass Airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill told WKYT.

The plane, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft, ran off the end of Runway 22 at the airport, according to a release from FAA Communications Kathleen Bergen. The crash happened about 2:40 p.m. when the plane, which was headed to Pontiac, Mich., was trying to take off.

Caudill said the private aircraft managed to take off, and had gotten 200 feet off the ground before losing power. The plane came down for a hard landing at the end of the runway, she said.

No other information was available about the crash. The FAA is investigating.

The small plane was towed off the runway, and Caudill says the runway was reopened.

Flights heading to Lexington were being diverted to Louisville or Cincinnati. No flights were cancelled as of 4:15 p.m., but multiple departures were delayed.

Airport officials say to check the status of your flights.

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