Plane Makes Hard Belly Landing At Atmore Airport

May 14, 2021

A single engine plane made a hard belly-landing at the Atmore Municipal Airport Friday afternoon.

The plane slid some 200 feet after a landing gear failure at the Atmore Municipal Airport, according to officials. The pilot walked away from the incident without injuries.

The Atmore Fire Department responded to a reported plane crash at the airport about 4:40 p.m. They reported the pilot was not injured, and there were no fuel leaks or fire.

According to FAA records, the plane is a 1968 Beechcraft Bonanza V35A owned by a Bay Minette man.

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7 Responses to “Plane Makes Hard Belly Landing At Atmore Airport”

  1. Charlie on May 15th, 2021 9:49 pm

    @Deborah—Not an excellent job if he forgot to lower the landing gear! At least no injuries. @Hmmm, Yes, with the prop tips curled that bad, the engine from sudden stoppage will have to be torn down & thoroughly inspected for a snapped crank shaft & other related possibly damaged parts. @Trisha Yes, there is aircraft both liability & airframe insurance, not cheap because of the value of the aircraft, & nearly all or most owners do have some degree of insurance.

  2. Trisha on May 15th, 2021 12:02 pm

    I don’t mean to sound stupid. Is there such a thing as insurance on planes?

  3. tg on May 15th, 2021 7:59 am

    High priced V tail Bonanza i know the owner is sick.

  4. 429SCJ on May 15th, 2021 3:40 am

    I remember catching hops on Air Force aeroevac flights, DC 10 Nightingale. I can remember once, the plane meeting an ambulance at a rural Georgia airport for patient p/u, in route to Keesler Regional in Biloxi. I remember takeoff, looking out the window and seeing a fence row and cows grazing below us. The pilot must have retracted the landing gear, the moment that the plane left the ground.

    The Atmore airport has had a pretty quite history, relative to my recollection.

    That grass looks nice and smooth; glad no one was injured.

    Glad that no one was hurt.

  5. EMD on May 15th, 2021 12:02 am

    I was on a big Delta commercial plane in ‘69 whose nose wheel collapsed when it touched down in Jacksonville, FL. That was certainly unexpected.

  6. Hmmm on May 14th, 2021 8:29 pm

    Might’ve been a malfunction, but then there’s that little saying about pilots who have forgotten to lower the gear…. “There’s those that have and those that will.” Most catch it in time for a go-around though. Gonna be expensive though, the engine will have to be torn apart and rebuilt.

  7. Deborah Daugherty on May 14th, 2021 6:50 pm

    Excellent job by the Pilot…

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