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UPDATE: Airport Leaders Meet to Discuss Emergency Landing Incident

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/12/13 @ 1:50 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An emergency landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston recently ended without a major incident, but officials say it was a good learning experience.

Last month a pilot landed a private plane on its belly because the landing gear wouldn't come down. No one was hurt, but the runway was closed for a few hours.

Friday morning, airport officials held a meeting about the response to that incident.

Officials say some first responders were called off a little too early, but for the most part everything went according to plan.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An emergency landing for a small plane without landing gear has shut down a runway at Yeager Airport.

According to officials at Yeager Airport, a small twin-engine airplane was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday morning after the plane's landing gear malfunctioned. The pilot was forced to land the aircraft on its underside.

No one was injured and the runway was not damaged.

Emergency crews are now working to remove the plane from the runway. No flights will be delayed.


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