Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Jose FSDO-15
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, MONTEREY, CA
Monterey >> A plane’s landing gear failed upon touching down at Monterey Regional Airport about 1 p.m. Friday, prompting emergency crews to take action.
“We were dispatched to a single-engine Bonanza that had landing gear failure,” said Monterey Fire Capt. David Cruz. “No one was hurt, but there was damage to the aircraft.”
The V-tail Beechcraft Bonanza’s nose gear collapsed on Runway 28 Left as the pilot, from Oxnard, was making his landing on a journey to visit friends here. There were no other passengers on the six-seater plane and the pilot was not harmed.
According to Cruz, airport staff, police and fire personnel worked together to respond to the accident and moved the aircraft off the runway using an airport tug.
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