Saturday, May 22, 2021

Piper PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV, N8315B: Incident occurred May 22, 2021 at Perry-Houston County Airport (KPXE), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Robins Air Force Base Aero Club

Date: 22-MAY-21
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N8315B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

PERRY, Georgia -- WGXA News has confirmed a plane crashed at the Perry-Houston County Airport.

Officials say neither of the two passengers on board were injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the landing gear of a Piper PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV collapsed when the plane landed around 1:00 p.m.

Perry Fire crews responded to the scene to assist airport staff with removing the aircraft from the runway. Crews used an air bag lifting system to lift the aircraft off the ground so that the landing gear could be extended. The airplane was removed from the runway without incident, according to Perry Fire Assistant Chief Kirk Crumpton.

FAA records show the plane is owned by the Robins Air Force Base Aero Club.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia — A plane landing at the Perry-Houston County Airport had a "gear malfunction" and landed without the landing gear down on Saturday afternoon.

James Marquardt with the airport says this was not a crash, but the plane did "skid" down the runway on its belly.

Two people were in the plane, and there were no injuries, according to Marquardt.

They are in the final stages of removing airplane, the plane is now up on its landing gear and they are about ready to tow the vehicle and reopen the runway.

The plane belongs to the Robins Air Force Base Aero Club.

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