FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, TYLER, TEXAS
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 100
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
A pilot made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Tyler Pounds Airport after he experienced trouble with his landing gear.
About 4 p.m., fire department crews and airport officials responded after a report of an aircraft having trouble with its landing gear.
According to an official with Johnson Aviation, a pilot flying a private Beechcraft King Air plane was attempting to land when he noticed his landing gear would not fully extend.
The pilot attempted to burn off fuel before making a hard landing on the plane's belly. The pilot appeared to be in good condition after exiting the plane.
Jenny Wells, spokesperson for the City of Tyler said, "Because the guys in the tower are awesome, they sent him to a runway that we would not need in inclement weather.
Since he landed on that particular strip, no other flights are going to be affected and will land or take off as planned."
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