Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Plane lands safely at Portland International Jetport after landing gear scare

PORTLAND — Fire and rescue crews from Portland and South Portland were called to the Portland International Jetport on Tuesday night after a commercial airline pilot reported having problems with his plane's landing gear.

Paul Bradbury, the jetport's director, said the pilot, who was approaching from the west with about 20 passengers on board, called the jetport tower to report that his cockpit instrument panel indicated his landing gear was malfunctioning.

However, the landing gear worked properly and the plane landed safely around 9:30 p.m., Bradbury said.

Bradbury said the twin-engine turboprop plane is one of the smaller commercial planes that operate out of the jetport.

He did not know which airline operates the plane.

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