Monday, January 1, 2018

Socata TB-21TC, N425RT, New Richmond Aviation LLC: Incident occurred January 01, 2018 at Hector International Airport (KFAR), Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aircraft landed gear up on runway.

New Richmond Aviation LLC:

Date: 01-JAN-18
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N425RT
Aircraft Make: SOCATA
Aircraft Model: TB21TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

FARGO (KFGO) - A pilot and three passengers escaped injury Monday evening when their plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the main runway at Hector International Airport in Fargo.

Airport Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein tells KFGO News the Socata TB-21TC departed the Moorhead Airport at 5:03 p.m. A short time later, the pilot determined the landing gear did not work. 

The FAA control tower at Hector Airport confirmed the landing gear problem in a fly-by and the pilot put the plane down on its belly on the north-south runway east of the main terminal at 5:43 p.m. 

All air traffic was diverted to the east-west runway until the disabled plane could be removed from the runway which took about 90 minutues.

Dobberstein says the aircraft had damage to the prop and underside and was hauled to a hanger at the Fargo Jet Center for later investigation.

Original article ➤

FARGO -- A small aircraft with four people aboard landed without injuries after the landing gear failed to deploy.

The landing was at about 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at Hector International Airport.

There were no injuries and there was no fire or fuel leaks, said Battalion Chief Lee Soeth of the Fargo Fire Department, which responded to the emergency landing. Emergency crews were standing by, alerted that the small aircraft was coming with landing “wheels up.”

“They just put it down,” Soeth said, referring to the safe landing.

Original article ➤

FARGO, ND — Fargo and Hector International emergency crews are on scene of a plane emergency at the airport.

A call for help came in after 5 p.m. of an in-flight emergency after unconfirmed reports of a small plane having a problem with its landing gear.

The plane circled the airport for a short period of time before attempting its landing.

Rescue crews responded and the plane landed on the runway.

Fire crews say there were four people on board the plane and say they were not hurt.

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