Saturday, July 01, 2017

Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin, N12DN: Incident occurred July 01, 2017 at Hale County Airport (KPVW), Plainview, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 01-JUL-17
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N12DN
Aircraft Model: L29 DELFIN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Plainview firefighters and airport personnel inspected a 1960s-era military jet trainer after it made an emergency gear-up landing about 1:40 p.m. Saturday at the Plainview-Hale County Airport.

There were no injuries. 

The craft, an Aero L-29 Delfin jet trainer, was making a refueling stop at Plainview when the pilot reported that the landing gear would not drop. 

The pilot, Scott Farnsworth, was able to bring the plane safely to a stop on the main runway. 

The plane was en route to California. 

According to Wikipedia, Aero L-29 Delfin was designed and built in Czechoslovakia and served as the standard air force jet trainer in the Warsaw Pact.

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