Thursday, January 30, 2014

Viperjet MK II, N999VJ: Incident occurred January 29, 2014 in Chino, California



AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL VIPERJET MK II, ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, CHINO, CA  

http://registry.faa.gov/N999VJ

CHINO >> An experimental aircraft had a rough landing Wednesday at Chino Airport, prompting a response from the city’s fire personnel.

The nose gear of the aircraft, a home-built Viperjet MK II with tail number N999VJ, collapsed when the plane landed on the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Chino Valley Fire District responded to the airport at 11:39 a.m., expecting a plane crash, fire officials stated in a press release.

Instead, they found a two-seater experimental jet that had lost its nose gear when it landed with a flat tire, according to airport officials.

The two people on board were not injured, and there was no fuel leak, the FAA reported.

An FAA online registry revealed the Viperjet had a valid certificate and is registered to Russell W. Skinner of Dana Point.

The FAA is conducting an investigation of the incident.

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