Airplane makes emergency landing at Mackinac Island Airport

Airplane makes emergency landing at Mackinac Island Airport.

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Update: As of 2:25 p.m. the airport is back open.


The Mackinac Island Airport is closed after an airplane made an emergency landing on the runway.

The privately owned airplane had electrical problems that forced the pilot to make an emergency landing around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities at the Mackinac Island Airport.

The electrical problems also caused the landing gear not to go down, authorities said.

Three people were inside the plane at the time, but no one was injured.

The bottom of the airplane is scraped up and authorities are still trying to get the plane off the runway.

Authorities hope to have the airport re-opened by 2:30 p.m.

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