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Aircraft landed gear up.
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FORT PIERCE
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A plane skidded as it landed Monday night at Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park after a landing gear malfunction, according to statements in a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s report released Tuesday.
The 26-year-old pilot told a deputy that as she was landing, the landing gear retracted into the Beechcraft 76 Duchess belly, and the aircraft skidded for about 100 yards before stopping.
The incident was reported about 10 p.m. at the airport in the 3000 block of Curtis King Boulevard.
The 21-year-old passenger/instructor told investigators “the landing gear gave out,” the report said. She said the plane sustained significant damage.
There were no injuries, according to Brenda Stokes, St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman.
The airport manager notified the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, the report said.