Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N62LP, Crosswinds Inc: Incident occurred October 17, 2017 at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Crosswinds Inc:

Date: 18-OCT-17
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N62LP
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

MILLARD, Neb. —  An aircraft made an emergency landing at the Millard Airport Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m., according to a representative with Omaha's Airport Authority.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane, had taken off from Millard Airport earlier in the evening and was returning when he realized that his retractable landing gear was not working.

The pilot was forced to land the plane on its belly and managed to do so without incident.

Fire and Rescue crews responded to the incident and the airport was shut down until 9:43 p.m. when the plane was removed from the runway.

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