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Single plane crash briefly closes Monroe Regional Airport

The Monroe Regional Airport (MLU) is back open after a single plane crashed shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.

MLU Airport Director Charles Butcher says a small engine plane made a crash landing at MLU after the plane's landing gear failed. Two passengers, including the pilot, were on board during the crash. Neither suffered any injuries.

The airport was closed while the plane was removed from the runway. An MLU airport crew cleared the runway of any remaining debris. The airport reopened at 3 p.m. No incoming or outgoing flight schedules were impacted.

The cause of the gear failure is under investigation.