Sunday, November 3, 2013

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed: Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO), Conroe, Texas

A Cessna 310 made an emergency landing Sunday morning at the Lone Star Executive Airport as the result of a landing gear malfunction. 

 “They departed from Conroe with the intention to do some pattern work, basically practice take offs and landings,” said Lynn Lunsford, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

The front end landing gear did not retract, at which point the pilot notified the tower that it would make an emergency landing. Upon landing, the plane’s front landing gear collapsed, causing the front end of the plane to hit the ground.

According to the report by the Montgomery County Hospital District, the plane was “carrying 110 gallons of fuel and two souls.”

No one was injured in the incident, though the plane sustained damage. The hard landing resulted in a fuel spill at the airport, but the Conroe Fire Department cleaned the spill. The plane is registered to John Gauntt of Conroe and Robert Covington.

The FAA will investigate the cause of the malfunction.


Source:    http://www.yourhoustonnews.com

CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday in Conroe after its nose gear became damaged.

It happened around 10:45am. Officials said two people were on board the twin engine Cessna when it possibly hit a bird.

As the pilot tried the land at Conroe's Lone Star Executive Airport, the nose of the plane and its propellers hit the ground.

No one was hurt, and emergency crews were able to contain a minor fuel leak.

Source:   http://abclocal.go.com

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