Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, Airpac Airlines Inc., N3582X: Incident occurred December 27, 2016 at Felts Field Airport (KSFF), Spokane, Washington

AIRPAC AIRLINES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N3582X

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.  – The Spokane Valley Fire Department said a pilot is okay after she landed her plane at Felts Field Tuesday morning with the landing gear in the up position.

Fire officials and officials with the Spokane International Airport said the pilot landed around 1:35 a.m. Fire crews arrived on scene and went to the air traffic control tower and found the female pilot of the plane. They said she was not hurt.

Airport officials said the plane was still fully intact but did have some damage. Fire officials noted the damage was to the propellers and under side, but no fuel was leaking or any other immediate hazards.

Fire crews turned over control of the scene to the airport who said Felts Field was closed until about 4:10 a.m. when the plane was taken away.

The incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Source:  http://www.krem.com 

A small plane crash-landed at Felts Field early Tuesday, causing damage to the propeller and underside of the aircraft but leaving the pilot uninjured.

The plane touched down without its landing gear deployed at about 1:40 a.m., according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

The pilot climbed out of the plane before emergency personnel arrived. They found no sign of leaking fuel or other hazards.

Both runways at Felts Field were shut down after the crash, which is under investigation.

Officials did not release the pilot’s name but said she was the only occupant of the aircraft.

Source:  http://www.spokesman.com 

The Spokane Valley Fire a Department responded to a rescue involving a small plane at Felts Field around 1:40 Tuesday morning.

The pilot wasn’t injured, although there was some damage to the plane, including the propellers.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department says the runway was closed, as of Tuesday morning. They were not sure how long it would be closed for. The fire department told KHQ they weren’t sure if the incident was weather related, and they said they believed the woman flying the plane was not aware her landing gear wasn’t down when she landed.

The cause is under investigation.

Source:   http://www.myfoxspokane.com

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