Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beech 65-A90 King Air, Hobbs Aircraft LLC, N270M: Incident occurred August 26, 2016 at Waco Regional Airport (KACT), McLennan County, Texas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19


Date: 26-AUG-16
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N270M
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 65
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WACO
State: Texas

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The landing gear collapsed as the pilot of a twin-engine plane made an emergency landing Friday evening at Waco Regional Airport.

Waco firefighters stood by as the plane touched down, but according to radio traffic the pilot was uninjured.

The Beechcraft King Air remained in the middle of one of the airport’s two runways Friday evening.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

The King Air is a twin-engine turboprop plane.


A twin-engine turboprop airplane that had just departed Waco Regional Airport about 7 p.m. Friday returned for an emergency landing, and the landing gear collapsed as it touched down, Federal Aviation Administration officials reported Saturday.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said the aircraft was a Beechcraft 90. He said an investigation is ongoing, but preliminary reports suggest the plane had an electrical problem.

The pilot, flying alone, was uninjured. 

The FAA website lists the owner as Hobbs Aircraft LLC.

Waco Fire Department units stood by as the aircraft touched down but were not called into action, Assistant Chief John Johnston said.


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