Saturday, May 13, 2017

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N5794P: Incident occurred May 13, 2017 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 13-MAY-17
Time: 18:47:00Z
Regis#: N5794P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

REDDING, Calif. - According to Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray, an aircraft made an emergency landing on the runway of the Redding Municipal Airport Saturday. 

First responders were called around 11:40 a.m. after getting a report of a plane having a landing gear malfunction. 

Officials reported that the plane was a Piper PA-24-250. The pilot was the only person onboard and is reported to be uninjured. 

Airport officials say the airport has been closed to all routine air traffic until the current emergency has been mitigated. The next commercial flight is scheduled to be at 3 p.m. and the airport manager does not believe it will be affected by this incident. 

Only one runway was affected by the incident, leaving other runways available if needed. It is unclear if the runway was damaged by the plane. 

Original article can be found here:

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Redding Municipal Airport around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after developing electrical issues.

Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray said firefighters were on scene to assist the pilot, who was the only person in the plane, when the plane made a "belly land."

"Fortunately, he was not injured," Gray said.

The pilot developed issues with the radio and landing gear when in the air and had intended to land at Benton Airpark, but called in to Redding Municipal Airport when the emergency occurred, Gray said.

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