Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019
A forced emergency landing was made by a private passenger aircraft on Friday afternoon at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport due to problem in the landing gear.
Kevin Booth, airport director confirmed that there were eight plane onboard and emergency crews stationed on the west side of the airport’s tarmac just before the noon as they were waiting the landing of the plane and it could land without incident.
The instrument panel said that the plane’s nose gear was unsafe and it circled above the tarmac for crews on the ground to look for any problems.
The pilot could perform the one touch-and-go landing to fix the problem with the nose gear however according to Booth it did not receive any safe indication.
Without the landing gear’s collapse the plane could land safely. The plane was hooked to a tug by a fixed-base operator providing services to the aircraft. The plane was pulled back to the terminal when the passengers were onboard.
At around 12:30 pm the crew and passengers dismembered the aircraft and Booth was uncertain where the plane originated.
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