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2 escape injury when plane slides into Westmoreland County airport

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Emergency crews work on a single-engine plane at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity after the plane’s landing gear malfunctioned and it slid along a runway at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:36 p.m.
 

No one was injured on Thursday morning when a single-engine plane slid along a runway at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity after the plane's landing gear malfunctioned, airport officials said.

The four-seat Beechcraft Bonanza plane sustained minor damage at 11:15 a.m. when it landed harder than anticipated.

The pilot, William Hoffman, address unknown, and certified flight instructor William Wright of Greensburg, escaped the plane without injury, said Dwayne Pickels, an administrative assistant for the Westmoreland County Airport Authority.

There was no fire during the landing, Pickels said.

Neither airport officials nor the occupants of the plane knew whether the landing gear collapsed upon hitting the runway or failed to lower into a landing position, Pickels said.

The plane is based at the airport, Pickels said.

Area fire departments were dispatched to the airport, which is along Route 981, south of Latrobe.

Hoffman and Wright could not be reached for comment.

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