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Firefighters respond to Unity airport after problem with plane’s landing gear

Renatta Signorini
Michael Hamby
A small airplane’s landing gear collapsed as it landed at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. No one was hurt.

Firefighters responded Tuesday to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport after a small plane had trouble with its landing gear.

Those aboard the multi-engine plane at 1:30 p.m. learned from air traffic controllers the aircraft’s landing gear had not fully extended, said Dwayne Pickels, spokesman for the Unity airport. The pilot flew past the airport so those on the ground could get a look after seeing a warning light in the aircraft, he said.

Upon landing, the gear collapsed. The four people aboard were not injured, Pickels said.

“The plane is more or less intact,” he said. “It skidded to a stop.”

Authorities were trying to get the aircraft and debris off the runway. The plane is owned by Golden Wings Aviation based out of Uniontown, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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