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Small Plane with Gear Problem Makes Emergency Landing

Small Plane with Gear Problem Makes Emergency Landing

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(KSL News) - Tense moments today at Salt Lake International Airport when a small aircraft was unable to get its landing gear down.

The plane is a twin engine Cessna, model 340. It reported having gear problems just after 4:00 this afternoon. At about 4:30, the pilot made an emergency landing. The landing gear failed and collapsed, but the plane made a smooth landing on its belly.

The pilot called the air traffic control at Salt Lake International Airport and reported he did not have visual confirmation of his landing gear being down and locked. Visually, it looks as though the rear landing gear is about 70% down. The front gear appeared to be down completely.

The plane circled the valley for some time, trying to burn off excess fuel before making the emergency landing.

Fire crews and other emergency personnel were on the scene. There were no fires and no injuries sustained in the landing.


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