Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hershorin Paul A LANCAIR 320, N471LA: Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed -- North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A landing gear collapse caused a small airplane to crash land at a South Florida airport, Sunday.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 3:27 p.m. at North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, located at 11300 Aviation Blvd. near Palm Beach Gardens.

Upon arrival, reports say units found a Lancair 320 nose down on the main runway.

According to FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen the plane had departed from Marathon, Fla. The front landing gear collapsed when the pilot tried to land, sending the plane end over end.

Fire rescue officials said they found the two occupants outside the plane. Neither of them was injured.

The aircraft is registered to Paul Hershorin of Lake Worth.

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