Plane's landing gear malfunctions at SLO airport

clambert@thetribunenews.comJune 11, 2014 

Cal Fire firefighters helped with a plane that had a problem with its landing gear Wednesday afternoon at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.

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Firefighters helped remove an aircraft from the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon after the plane’s landing gear at the nose of the craft collapsed after landing, according to Cal Fire.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened just after 3 p.m. The main runway was closed for about an hour, airport General Manager Kevin Bumen said Wednesday afternoon.

The twin-engine aircraft “touched down on the runway, was in rollout and the gear collapsed,” Bumen said. “It went off the edge of the runway but stayed close by.”

Airport officials notified the National Transportation Safety Board and issued a notice of the runway closure for other aircraft. The plane was removed just after 4 p.m., and the runway was reopened.

It was unknown how many people were on board.

Bumen said the runway closure may have delayed at least one commercial flight but he hadn’t had yet a chance to check with the airlines.

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