Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mooney M20K, N39252: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 at Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Mackinac County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

During approach, aircraft experienced electrical failure and smoke in cockpit. Aircraft landed gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N39252

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N39252
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MACKINAC ISLAND
State: MICHIGAN





MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Update: As of 2:25 p.m. the airport is back open.

The Mackinac Island Airport is closed after an airplane made an emergency landing on the runway.

The privately owned airplane had electrical problems that forced the pilot to make an emergency landing around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities at the Mackinac Island Airport.

The electrical problems also caused the landing gear not to go down, authorities said.

Three people were inside the plane at the time, but no one was injured.

The bottom of the airplane is scraped up and authorities are still trying to get the plane off the runway.

Authorities hope to have the airport re-opened by 2:30 p.m.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://upnorthlive.com

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