Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Beechcraft 58 Baron, N700ST: Incident occurred October 16, 2018 at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (KMFD), Richland County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Gear up landing.

R H Phillips Trucking Company Inc

Date: 16-OCT-18
Time: 16:19:00Z
Regis#: N700ST
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO

MANSFIELD (UPDATED AT 4:03 p.m.) -- Mansfield Police received a phone call at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday about an airplane circling Lahm Airport that was having a problem with its landing gear, Chief Ken Coontz said.

The plane had to use an emergency belly landing in a field at Lahm Airport.

"Everyone is safe and nobody is injured," Coontz said.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a Beechcraft 58 Baron landing gear failed to open. The pilot was able to successfully land the plane without incident despite the defective landing gear.

The plane was piloted by Robert Zook, 68, of Mansfield. Zook did not suffer any injuries. Passengers Angela Phillips, of Middletown, Chad Deskins, of Middletown, Sydney Deskins, of Middletown, and Ralph Deskins, of Middletown, also did not report any injuries.

A photo and Facebook post published around 3:30 p.m. from Angela Phillips said the landing was "scary," but passengers were thankful for the response from the grounds crew.

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