Plane Makes Belly Landing At Pensacola Airport

March 13, 2019

A plane made a belly landing at the Pensacola International Airport Wednesday morning.

A BAC-167 Strikemaster that experienced a landing gear collapse on the south-north runway shortly after 11:00.

While in flight, the pilot received an unsafe landing gear indicator and notified air traffic control. Airport emergency crews got into emergency standby positions. The pilot did a fly-by so air traffic control personnel could see if the gear appeared down. The main gear did not appear down. The pilot landed the aircraft on its belly. The pilot, who was the only passenger, was not injured.

Airport emergency crews are on scene and will be working with the aircraft owner to have the aircraft removed from the runway. The FAA’s Flight Standards District Office in Birmingham has been notified as part of standard protocol for aircraft incidents.

Comments

2 Responses to “Plane Makes Belly Landing At Pensacola Airport”

  1. Molino Girl on March 13th, 2019 10:56 pm

    So glad no one was hurt. Good Job pilot. Cool looking plane.

  2. Don Neese on March 13th, 2019 10:25 pm

    That’s a good pilot!!! It’s not if something will go wrong in the air. It’s “WHEN”. :)





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