Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA FSDO: FAA Grand Rapids FSDO-09
AIRCRAFT LANDED AND THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED, KALAMAZOO, MI
SNOWBIRD AVIATION CORP: http://registry.faa.gov/N3189M
KALAMAZOO, MI – Officials at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport were checking into a small aircraft that was damaged and leaking fuel late Wednesday morning.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the airport at about 11:25 a.m. Upon arriving, they reported that a small plane was leaking fuel at the south end of the airport and its landing gear was collapsed.
No injuries were reported and no flames or smoke were visible.
There was no immediate word on whether the private plane was preparing to take off, or whether it had just landed.
The extent of the fuel leak was not immediately known.
Kalamazoo County Airport Director David Reid said passengers had exited the aircraft and a problem with its landing gear was initially reported. But he said he had no further details as of shortly before noon.
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