FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH PARTIAL GEAR RETRACTED, ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A pilot safely landed a single-engine plane at Orlando Executive Airport Saturday afternoon despite being unable to lower the aircraft's landing gear, the Orlando Fire Department said.
Firefighters said the pilot noticed a landing-gear indicator light was on while he initially attempted to land.
The pilot, who reported having 30 minutes’ worth of fuel left, circled the airport.
The plane landed at about 2:45 p.m., firefighters said.
Firefighters staged at the airport as a precaution.
Only one person was aboard the plane, officials said.
No injuries were reported.
The Rockwell International 112A plane was going to land at Orlando Executive Airport about 1:30 p.m. when the landing gear would not deploy.
Officials said two of the plane’s three wheels locked into place and the plane went off the runway.
The pilot climbed out without injuries.
One runway light sustained damaged and has been repaired already.
The Federal Aviation Administration inspected the plane and released it to its owner.
The main runway closed during the investigation; however, a second runway remained open and operations continued as normal.