Plane lands without landing gear at SLO airport, closing runway for 2 hours

kleslie@thetribunenews.comSeptember 15, 2013 

A plane was forced to land without landing gear at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Sunday. It had to be removed from the runway before normal operations could resume.

TRIBUNE STAFF — newsroom@thetribunenews.com

A plane was forced to land without landing gear at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Sunday for unknown reasons.

Cal Fire and the San Luis Obispo Fire Department received a call that the plane was going to land without gear at 7:52 p.m. and responded to the scene, along with airport emergency personnel, according to Cal Fire dispatch.

There were no injuries, but the plane had to be removed from the runway before normal operations could resume.

Flights were once again allowed to use the runway shortly after 9:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire representatives did not know why the plane could not use its landing gear or how many flights were delayed in the two-hour span the runway was closed.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport management could not be reached for comment.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service