Monday, March 19, 2018

Piper PA-32-R-300, N610LB: Incident occurred March 16, 2018 at Corpus Christi International Airport (KCRP), Nueces County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio 

Aircraft landed, main gear collapsed and went in to the grass.

Date: 16-MAR-18
Time: 17:50:00Z
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

A small aircraft rolled off the runway Friday at Corpus Christi International Airport.

Two people were aboard the Piper PA-32-R-300 when it went off the runway. There were no reports of injuries, said Kim Bridger-Hunt, a spokeswoman for the airport.

Bridger-Hunt said the pilot called the airport's control tower at 12:46 p.m. to report an indicator light on in the cockpit. 

She said when the plane landed 12 minutes later, one side of the landing gear collapsed. That forced the plane to veer off the runway and into the grass.

Air traffic was diverted to another runway in the meantime.

"At this time, the aircraft remains where it stopped and the runway remains closed," she said. "Once the aircraft is removed, airport operations will inspect the entire runway to make sure there was no damage to it and that it is clear of any debris."

Bridger-Hunt said once the runway is clear the airport will reopen the runway. Another runway at the airport is open and operating normally.

The passengers' names were not released.

The airplane is registered to Christopher Banta, of Rockport, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Original article can be found here ➤

Passengers felt a bumpy landing after a Piper PA-32-R-300 landing gear shaft collapsed as it was trying to land.

The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. Friday afternoon over at the Corpus Christi International Airport.

Kim Bridger, a public information officer for the airport said the plane rolled off of the runway.

The airport fire department and police officers went to check up on the passengers.

It appears no one is hurt at this time.

Original article can be found here ➤

Passengers aboard a Piper PA-32-R-300 had a rough landing at the Corpus Christi International Airport Tuesday afternoon when the plane slid off the runway.

Officials said a warning went off in the cockpit. As the plane hit the runway its landing gear collapsed, sending the plane into the grass.

No injuries were reported and airport management said emergency crews had plenty of time to prepare for the landing.

"There were two people inside the aircraft. I don't have information on where they were coming from. The good news is our public safety officers, you know, they train and train for this sort of thing. And luckily we don't have to use their service very often, but when there is an emergency like this one they are out there ready to do whatever they need to do," CCIA Spokesperson Kim Bridger said.

The runway where the plane landed was shut down for a brief time while crews removed the aircraft.

Original article can be found here ➤

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