PO VENT AIR TRANSPORT LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6423P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP. LUBBOCK, TEXAS.
A main Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport runway was re-opened Thursday afternoon after a private plane landed “wheels up," prompting a brief closure and flight delays.
Airport Safety and Operations Deputy Director Steve Nicholson said operations were in full swing just after 2 p.m., after a single-engine plane met a rough landing damaging the runway in the process.
At 11:30 a.m., the aircraft traveling from El Paso to Lubbock contacted air traffic control to report landing gear problems.
When the plan landed, the landing gear reportedly collapsed upon touchdown.
The two occupants on board were uninjured, Nicholson said, and the repairs were made by airport maintenance.
Nicholson said it was a safe ending considering the landing situation.