Two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed just short of the runway at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport Monday evening.
The crash occurred at 7:29 p.m. as the plane was arriving from the north. It was making its final approach to the airport, said Capt. Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit. It was not clear why the small plane crashed into a grassy area about 25 yards before the beginning of the runway.