Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mooney M20R Ovation, N1006A: Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (KFNL), Colorado

A small aircraft was wrecked in a crash-landing at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport at 11:30 Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. 

Officials said part of the landing gear on the four-passenger Mooney plane broke, causing the plane to swerve off the runway. The only person onboard was the pilot, whom Loveland Fire Rescue Authority spokesman Jason Starck said was unharmed. No fire or hazardous debris was reported.

"It was a pretty benign accident," Starck said, adding that the plane is intact but likely totaled.

The airport's main runway was closed for about an hour while crews responded to the accident.