Thursday, March 24, 2016

Piaggio P-180 Avanti, N871AT, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc: Incident occurred March 24, 2016 at San Jose International Airport (KSJC), Santa Clara County, California

Date: 24-MAR-16 
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N871AT
Aircraft Make: PIAGGIO
Aircraft Model: P180
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SAN JOSE
State: California

AIRCRAFT GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING. SAN JOSE, CA

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N871AT



SAN JOSE -- A twin-engine private airplane made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport just after noon Thursday after the pilot detected a collapsed landing gear, authorities said.

None of the four people on board the Piaggio P.180 were injured, SJC spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. The nine-seater had just taken off from the airport and was bound for Seattle when the pilot noticed a warning light indicating a landing-gear issue.

The pilot notified air-traffic controllers around 11:50 a.m. about a potential emergency. The plane made a belly landing, and responding San Jose firefighters -- manning multiple engines and three airport-crash rigs -- put retardant foam on Runway 30L as a precaution to mitigate any spilled fuel. Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido said no fuel was lost and no fires occurred.

The involved runway was closed so crews could remove the damaged plane and sweep the runway, and were expected to finish by the end of Thursday afternoon. There were no known flight impacts as air traffic was diverted to the parallel Runway 30R.

FAA records indicate that the aircraft was built in 2009 and is registered to a San Jose firm that specializes in power design.

Original article can be found here: http://www.contracostatimes.com




SAN JOSE (KRON/BCN) — A small plane made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport this afternoon and the four people on board are uninjured, an airport spokeswoman said Thursday.

Shortly before noon, the pilot of the general aviation aircraft called in an emergency landing, then landed on Runway 30L at about 12:10 p.m. with collapsed landing gear, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

Firefighters and airport crews responded and found the four people onboard were not injured. Firefighters sprayed foam on the runway as a precaution against a possible fire, but no blaze was reported, Barnes said.

The parallel runway at the airport remained open following the emergency landing and no impact on airport operations was expected, she said.

As of shortly before 12:30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration released the plane to be towed away. Once that occurs, the runway will be inspected and then should reopen later this afternoon, Barnes said.

Original article can be found here: http://kron4.com



MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT --

A small plane made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport this afternoon and the four people on board are uninjured, an airport spokeswoman said.

Shortly before noon, the pilot of the general aviation aircraft called in an emergency landing, then landed on Runway 30L at about 12:10 p.m. with collapsed landing gear, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

Firefighters and airport crews responded and found the four people onboard were not injured. Firefighters sprayed foam on the runway as a precaution against a possible fire, but no blaze was reported, Barnes said.

The parallel runway at the airport remained open following the emergency landing and no impact on airport operations was expected, she said.

As of shortly before 12:30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration released the plane to be towed away. Once that occurs, the runway will be inspected and then should reopen later this afternoon, Barnes said. 

Original article can be found here: http://abc7news.com






A small plane made an emergency landing at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport on Thursday afternoon with four people on board who were able to walk away unharmed, airport officials said.

No one was injured when the landing gear collapsed on the Piaggio P180, according Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kentizer. 

Video at the scene showed the small white plane sitting atop a pile of foam, and fire fighters and other authorities surrounding it.

FAA records show the plane was registered to Monolithic Power Systems in San Jose. No one at the company immediately responded for comment.

Airport spokeswoman Vicky Day said the plane landed about noon on Runway 30.

Operations at the main airport were not affected.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com

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