Aircraft Model: EXPRESS
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Jose FSDO-15
City: SAN JOSE
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING BOUNCED AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, REID-HILLVIEW AIRPORT, SAN JOSE, CA
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An aircraft pilot escaped injury Saturday afternoon at San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport when the nose of his plane hit the runway upon landing, a fire department dispatcher said.
Dispatchers got the first call reporting the crash at 1:59 p.m. at the airport located at 2500 Cunningham Ave.
Only one person was on board what dispatchers and police said was a single engine experimental plane.
A small plane crash was reported at Reid-Hillview Airport in Santa Clara County Saturday.
There was one person on board, but officials say he refused medical treatment at the scene and is expected to be okay.
It appears that the plane had trouble landing, and landed slightly on its nose.
Fire trucks and police scrambled to the scene at shortly before 2 p.m.