FAA Flight Standards District Office: ATLANTA
AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A BLOWN NOSE TIRE ON LANDING AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, ALBANY, GEORGIA.
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: MO20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
ALBANY — Two people were uninjured when a small plane experienced a landing gear malfunction while attempting a landing at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport around noon Saturday.
According to Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks, the pilot of the Mooney M20C reported to airport officials that he was flying into the SWGA Regional Airport from the McCollum Airport located in Cobb County.
As he approached the main runway to land, the plane’s landing gear malfunctioned.
The report did not identify either the pilot of the aircraft or its occupants.
Clearance was granted and a local wrecker company assisted with the removal of the plane, according to an APD report, which initially noted that additional Delta flights might possibly be affected. However, two pilots later landed their craft on a secondary runway.
The small aircraft was removed from the main runway, which is now open for inbound and outbound flights.
ALBANY, GA - A local wrecker company assisted in removing a 1969 Mooney M20C aircraft from the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport runway.
According to the Albany Police Department, a pilot reported he was flying into the airport from the McCollum Airport in Cobb County on Saturday.
Officials said that as he approached the main runway, the landing gear malfunctioned.
There were two people on board but nobody was injured.
Personnel received clearance from the National Transportation Safety Board to have the plane removed from the runway.
Two Delta flights that were scheduled to land at SWGA Regional Airport on Saturday used a secondary runway.