Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, N545LM, Aero Air -- LifeMed Alaska: Incident occurred September 06, 2017 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Date: 06-SEP-17
Time: 13:35:00Z
Regis#: N545LM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Flight Number: LN545LM

 No injuries were reported after part of the landing gear on a medical transport plane collapsed when arriving Wednesday at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska region, says the left gear on the King Air twin turbo prop plane collapsed and the left wing struck runway 15.

There were five people onboard, including the pilot, patient and three medical crew members.

Johnson says the plane was flying to Anchorage from Bethel. Just before landing, the pilot reported there was an indication there was a problem with the landing gear.

The plane made several passes around the airport tower, and officials there said it appeared the gear was properly lowered and locked.

The NTSB is investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A plane landed abruptly Wednesday morning when the pilot on board realized there was a problem with the landing gear, preventing a normal landing.

Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed that the plane touched down at around 6:30 a.m. on runway 15 of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The plane, a Beechcraft King Air, was a medical aircraft with LifeMed, and was transporting a patient along with the pilot and three staff members.

According to Johnson, the NTSB will be investigating exactly what went wrong with the plane, but the landing gear was immediately identified as being a problem area. Johnson said the left side of the landing gear collapsed on landing.

Despite the rough landing, no injuries were reported during the incident. The nature of the flight and the identities of those on board have not been released.

Original article can be found here ➤

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