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Small Plane Makes Belly Landing at Crystal River Airport, FL

Sunday, September 17, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing at Crystal River Airport, Florida, on September 15th. Authorities said the plane experienced power loss and landing gear problems before making a belly landing at the airport. There were four people aboard at the time, including the pilot and three passengers. All of them remained unharmed. Download... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Denton, TX

Monday, January 25, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a grassy area near U.S. 380 in Denton, Texas, on January 22. The Piper Navajo plane took off from Denton Enterprise Airport for a routine maintenance flight but was forced to land in emergency due to engine issues. The aircraft came to rest on its belly... »

Small Plane Crash-Lands in South Australia; No Injuries Reported

Monday, January 4, 2016
By George Hatcher

A light plane crash-landed at Parafield Airport in South Australia, on January 2. It is believed that the plane landed on its belly due to a problem with its front wheel. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured. The plane was damaged. Download article as PDF »

Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Palm Springs

Saturday, December 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Palm Springs

A private plane made an emergency landing at Palm Springs International Airport, California, on December 4. Airport authorities said the plane, carrying two people, requested an emergency landing after its landing gear failed to deploy. The plane landed on its belly. Both occupants remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Millville Municipal Airport

Saturday, December 5, 2015
By George Hatcher

A 1960 Piper Comanche single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Millville Municipal Airport, Cumberland County, New Jersey, on December 4. Authorities said the plane was taking off when it lost power and landed on its belly on the grass near a taxiway. There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot... »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Idaho Interstate

Thursday, October 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Idaho Interstate

A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 84, near Boise Airport, Idaho, on October 13. The plane was preparing to land at the airport when the pilot reported engine failure and decided to land on the motorway. The plane landed on its belly. The pilot, identified as Jon M. Brinkerhoff, 30, of... »

Luxair Plane Crash-Lands in Germany; No Injuries Reported

Sunday, October 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
Luxair Plane Crash-Lands in Germany; No Injuries Reported

Luxair flight LG 9562 had to return and make a gear-up landing at Saarbrücken airport, Germany, on September 30. Authorities said the pilots of the Luxembourg-bound Bombardier Q400 aircraft decided to abort take off due to a cabin fire warning. The plane then landed on its underbelly because apparently the landing gear failed to... »

Goma Air Belly Landing, 18 safe in Nepal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Goma Air Belly Landing, 18 safe in Nepal

The nosegear of a Goma Air flight failed today while landing in Pokhara, Nepal, but there were no fatalities among the 18 passengers aboard. Some damage occurred to the plane after the nose gear failed to deploy. Flights to and from Pokhara airport have been suspended until the plane is removed from the runway.... »

Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Unspecified mechanical problems led to a small single-engine Cessna to make ??a forced landing May 21 at Colonel Altino Machado Airport in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Only the pilot and co-pilot were aboard, and neither sustained injury in the belly landing. The landing gear failed. The fire department was called. Download article as PDF »

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

Monday, May 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has... »

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