The LF Wade International Airport reopened last night after a small private plane crashed on the runway on Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 5:30pm.

Skyport President Aaron Adderley, confirmed that the airport reopened around 9:15pm.

“The pilot walked from the aircraft unassisted, but was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” said Mr Adderley.

The female pilot who was travelling alone, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The damaged aircraft was towed away at about 8.15pm.

Acting Lieutenant of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, Russann Francis said the Cessna 172 private aircraft “experienced difficulty and landed short”.

Firefighters sprayed a foam blanket to limit any fuel leakage before the pilot was removed from the plane.

The incident disrupted commercial airline flights scheduled to arrive last night.

“American Airlines from Miami is en route after being delayed due to the crash,” Mr Adderley said.

“British Airways from London Gatwick was diverted to New York’s JFK Airport and is now scheduled to arrive Tuesday afternoon before departing for its return flight to Gatwick early Tuesday evening.

American Airlines and JetBlue flights from JFK were expected to arrive later Monday night.

For the latest flight information visit www.bermudaairport.com