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Light plane makes emergency landing on belly

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Guest Fred Bear

April 09, 2007 07:53pm


Article from: AAP


A LIGHT plane carrying 10 people has made an emergency landing at Perth Airport.


The pilot of a Super Kingair twin-propeller aircraft flying to Perth reported problems with its landing gear about 2.40pm (WST) today and finally landed about 5pm, a Perth Airport spokeswoman said.


“It circled for a couple of hours to burn off fuel before landing without incident,†the spokeswoman said.


“It had trouble with its undercarriage, with its landing gear, and on landing it's main undercarriage collapsed.


“The nose wheel stayed upright but it landed partly on its belly ....â€Â


“Ten people (including the pilot) were on board and all were safe.â€Â


Fire crews sprayed a protective foam over the aircraft to prevent any chance of fire.


The spokeswoman said the plane landed on the airport's shorter runway, which will remain closed until it has been inspected and cleared of damage.


Details of the airline operating the aircraft and the airport it had flown from have not been released.



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