Sunday, August 19, 2018

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N81441: Incident occurred August 19, 2018 at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft missing a wheel, landed causing damage to aircraft.

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Date: 19-AUG-18
Time: 15:59:00Z
Regis#: N81441
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A plane made an emergency landing at Danbury Airport Sunday.

Police say a four-seat Piper Warrior plane had a problem with its landing gear while in the air. Two people were on board.

The aircraft made several flybys to allow the tower to check for damage and for emergency crews to prepare on the ground.

No one was injured during the landing.

The plane was towed from the runway.

Story and video ➤

DANBURY — A plane touched down safely at Danbury Airport on Sunday, despite a problem with its landing gear.

James Gagliardo, spokesman for the fire department, said the issue with aircraft’s left-side landing gear was discovered as the pilot was practicing landing on the runway.

Danbury firefighters and Emergency Medical Services were called to the airport around 11:30 a.m. and stood by as the four-seat Piper Warrior tried to land.

The pilot then successfully touched down gently and came to a full stop on the runway, according to a release from the fire department. Neither the pilot or passenger were injured, while the plane suffered little damage.

“Between the airport air traffic controller, the skilled pilot, and the joint response of the Danbury Fire, Police, EMS and Airport Administrators this couldn't have turned out any better,” Mike Safranek, airport assistant administrator, said in the release.

Fire units helped jack the aircraft and replace the gear, so the plane could be towed from the runway.

Original article can be found here ➤

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