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Small Plane Crash-Lands at Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid city airportA single-engine propeller plane crash-landed at Rapid City Regional Airport, South Dakota, on the night of February 6.

The incident happened when the pilot and his wife were flying from Wyoming to Wisconsin.

Authorities said the aircraft’s electrical system malfunctioned around 80 miles from Rapid City. The pilot and his wife then used their iPads to navigate to the airport in the dark.

Landing gear could not be deployed due to the electrical system failure and the plane had to land on its belly. Fire officials said sparks were shooting from the fuselage as the plane skidded on the runway.

Both occupants of the plane remained unharmed. Their identities have not yet been released.

The incident is under investigation.

SkyWest’s Delta Connection Flight Hits a Bird

SkyWestA SkyWest Airlines flight en route from Minneapolis to Rapid City had to return and land back after a bird hit the aircraft at about 4000 feet altitude.

The Canadair CRJ-200 aircraft, belonging to SkyWest airlines and operating as a Delta airlines connection, was taking 50 passengers to Rapid City, South Dakota. The plane took off at about 9:48pm on April 22 and just after 10 minutes, experienced a bird strike. The pilot then immediately returned and landed at St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis.

The bird strike damaged the nose cone of the aircraft. The director of corporate communications for SkyWest Airlines, Marissa Snow confirmed that the bird strike forced the flight 4480 to return and land in Minneapolis.

The passengers were accommodated in hotels and were taken to the Rapid City next day, through another plane.

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