FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Van Nuys FSDO-01
AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A single engine Cessna plane crash landed at the Santa Barbara Airport shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Only one person was on board at the time of the crash but did not suffer any injuries, according to airport officials. Early reports indicate the plane did not have its landing gear down.
The plane crash landed on the belly of the plane on the 15-R [short] runaway, and slid to a stop. There was severe damage to the belly of the aircraft, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
The fuel tank had a small leak as a result of the crash, but firefighters were able to contain the fuel leak.
A large crane assisted in the removal of the downed aircraft from the runway. The NTSB and FAA were notified.
No commercial airlines are affected by this incident. There are no passenger or flight delays.
No further details were immediately available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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There were no injuries when a small plane made a rough landing without its landing gear deployed, at the Santa Barbara Airport Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
The plane did not have its landing gear deployed, said Capt. Michael Hoose of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.
Airport Patrol and fire department personnel were still on the scene as of 2:15 p.m. waiting on a crane to lift the plane up and off the runway, Hoose said.
There was also potential for a small fuel leak from the plane, he added.
Santa Barbara Airport was still open during the emergency response.
The cause of the accident was being investigated.