Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Mechanic Hurt after Small Plane Flips in Tulsa

Jones Airport is near 81st and South Elwood
Jones Airport is near 81st and South Elwood
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say all runways at Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa have reopened after a small plane flipped over.

Officials say the incident happened Wednesday morning when the throttle on a Cessna 172 became stuck as a mechanic was moving the plane from one hangar to another.

Tulsa television station KJRH reports that the mechanic was taken to a hospital with cuts to his forehead, nose and fingers.

One runway was closed temporarily at the airport, which primarily serves private aircraft.