Saturday, February 14, 2015

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, N828DA: Incident occurred February 13, 2015 at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (KPIE), Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida – A small plane's landing gear partially collapsed upon landing at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport on Friday evening.

Two people were aboard and got out of the plane without injury, said airport spokesperson Michele Routh.

The nose landing gear did not fully deploy when the plane landed on the main runway around 6:30 p.m. 

Fire rescue trucks from the airport and nearby fire stations were dispatched to the call, but most reported back into service shortly after the rough landing.

Officials said the two people aboard the plane refused medical treatment.

The incident closed the main runway and was affecting only one departing Allegiant flight. Incoming flights were able to use the other runway, the spokesperson said.

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