MMG AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N3116C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Kansas City FSDO-63
AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.
BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — A plane with mechanical issues had landed at the Columbia Regional Airport, but officials say, there are no reported injuries.
The plane was originally circling the Jefferson City airport to burn off fuel and attempted to make a landing according to the Jefferson City Fire Department. That attempt was unsuccessful, so the plane was diverted to the Columbia Regional Airport.
According to Cole County EMS, the single-engine plane had nose gear problems.
The plane landed at Columbia Regional just before 7:45 p.m. with the nose of the aircraft on the ground.
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A pilot was unhurt when he had to land his plane without front landing gear Wednesday evening at Columbia Regional Airport.
The Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga II HP pilot told air traffic controllers in Jefferson City he was having landing gear problems, emergency officials at the scene said, and he was diverted to Columbia for an emergency landing. The nose gear partially collapsed during the landing, and Central Missouri Aviation towed the plane from the runway, according to a city of Columbia news release.
In-bound flights from Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago were delayed about an hour, the release said.
Nearly 20 emergency response units were initially called to the scene when the call came in at 7:12 p.m., according to online dispatch records.
FAA records say the plane is registered to MMG Aviation LLC in Jefferson City.
Original article can be found here: http://www.columbiatribune.com