Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Rochester FSDO-23
State: New York
AIRCRAFT GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING, ELMIRA, NY
BIG FLATS | A small plane pilot escaped injury after making an emergency landing at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon due to a landing gear malfunction.
The twin-engine Cessna did not sustain major damage.
“When they landed the landing gear collapsed,” Chemung County Director of Aviation Ann Crook said. “There were no injuries.”
The aircraft is based out of the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and was returning to the airport when the incident occurred.
Upon landing, the plane wasn’t in danger of catching fire, Crook said, and crews removed the plane from the runway.
Airport emergency crews responded along with the county’s Airport Task Force, which includes local fire departments.
The incident did not delay any incoming or outgoing flights, although officials had to close the airport briefly in order to move the Cessna off the runway and assess whether there were any injuries, Crook said.