Sunday, July 3, 2016

Piper PA-24-260, N9246P: Incident occurred July 03, 2016 at Sacramento International Airport (KSMF), Sacramento County, California

Kathryn's Report:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Sacramento FSDO-25

Date: 03-JUL-16
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N9246P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: California


SACRAMENTO, Calif. —A landing gear failure led to a hard landing Sunday for a private plane at Sacramento International Airport.

Authorities said the landing happened just after 8 a.m. while the single-engine plane was attempting to land.

Officials said the three people aboard the plane were able to escape without injury after the plane landed on its belly.

The runway was closed and other aircraft diverted to the airport's east runway.

The plane was towed from the runway.

Officials said the plane was heading to Sacramento from Modesto.

Original article can be found here: 

A private plane experienced landing failure while attempting to land at Sacramento International Airport.

Passengers walked away unscathed after the private jet made a low belly impact on the runway. According to a press release from Sacramento airport spokeswoman Laurie Slothower, just after 8 a.m. Sunday, July 3, Airport Rescue Firefighters responded to the scene. No fuel hazards were reported.

The disabled aircraft was on the runway until just before 11 a.m. before it was towed. During that time period, the runway was closed, causing flights arriving and departing to move to the airport's easy runway. No impact to customers was reported. 

The plane is believed to have originated from Modesto. The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Original article can be found here:

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