Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cessna 172 landing gear collapsed at Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), Trenton, New Jersey

EWING - A two-seat aircraft was damaged during touchdown at Trenton-Mercer Airport this afternoon when its landing gear collapsed, a county spokeswoman confirmed.

Neither person on board the Cessna 172 was reported injured. The plane was landing on one of the airport's two main runways around 4:40 p.m. when the mishap occurred, said Julie Willmot, Mercer County spokeswoman.

"They had a landing gear collapse upon landing on Runway 6," she said.

Firefighters from Station 33, which services the airport, were called out to the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted, and investigators are en route from New York City to examine the plane. The aircraft will remain on Runway 6, and the tarmac will be closed, until their arrival, Willmot said.

FAA investigators will determine fault in the crash and allow the plane to be moved. Damaged aircraft are usually stored in the Ronson Aviation hanger within the airport property.

The plane flew out of Alexandria, Va., Willmot said.

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