Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Learjet 45, N254FS: Incident occurred December 08, 2020 at Waco Regional Airport (KACT), McLennan County, Texas

S&S Aviation Management LLC


An airplane with reported landing gear problems landed safely at Waco Regional Airport Tuesday morning.

Waco fire and ems units were dispatched to the airport about 8:00 a.m. when the report came in that the pilot was having difficulty confirming the gear was properly down.

The plane was a privately owned Learjet 45 and carried eight people at the time of the incident

City of Waco spokesman Larry Holze said the plane had taken off from the McGregor airport with the pilot getting an indication that the nose landing gear had not retracted properly.

There was then apparently some concern that it might not fully go back down in the normal landing position.

During a fly by it was determined that the landing gear did not fully deploy and was at a 45-degree angle.

Because fire equipment was available at Waco Regional the plane went there, dumped fuel, then managed to land without further mishap.

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