There were no injuries this afternoon when an aircraft’s landing gear failed as it landed at W.K. Kellogg Airport.
The Piper Aztec, carrying four passengers, landed on runway 5L, from the southwest of the airport. The community was safe, and the pilot in control during the entire incident.
The aircraft landed at about 2:40 p.m. today and, as it landed, the pilot discovered that the landing gear in all three positions failed. This caused the plane to skid to a stop on the runway.
Fire and police crews responded, and the National Transportation Safety has been notified, which will, in turn, notify the Federal Aviation Administration. This is routine in such incidents.
The airport is closed at this time, while crews determine how to safety remove the aircraft from the runway. It may take several hours to do so.