Plane lands at Meadows after landing gear issue

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 20:46:42-05

According to airport officials, a Twin Cessna plane's landing gear collapsed when it landed at Meadows Field on Wednesday morning.

Meadows Field director Richard Strickland said that this all happened at around 9:28 AM and said the pilot of the plane contacted the Meadows tower that he was having some landing gear issues.



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Strickland added that the pilot did a fly by so the tower could see if there were any problems with the landing gear. 


When the plane landed on the main runway, the landing gear collapsed and the plane went belly down, according to Strickland.

Strickland added that the pilot was the only person on board and was able to leave the plane. 

The main runway was reopened later in the afternoon.