Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beech Bonanza: Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed. Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA), Indiana.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A Beech Bonanza aircraft crash landed at the Fort Wayne International Airport shortly after 4:30 Thursday afternoon.

Fort Wayne fire and emergency crews were called to the scene of reports that the aircraft had a stuck front landing gear.

Fort Wayne International Executive Director Tory Richardson says that around 4:20pm Thursday, the tower received an Alert 1 from an aircraft experiencing problems with their landing gear.

They had the plane circle the airport and verified that the landing gear was down but not in a locked position.

The plane touched down on runway 23 the nose gear collapsed causing the plane to go onto it's nose.

The two occupants on board the plane at the time were not injured.

Richardson adds that the procedure went as good as he could have hoped for.

The pilot performed perfectly and the crews responded as trained.

During the emergency the airport was closed for 10 min.

The airport is currently using the secondary runway as officials document everything.

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