Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: PROPJET4
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, ADDISON, TX
A pilot escaped injury after his experimental aircraft collapsed upon landing at Addison Airport Friday morning.
According to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration, the landing gear of the single-engine aircraft collapsed when the plane touched down.
After landing, the plane appears to have skidded off Runway 33 and onto a grassy area between the runway and taxiway, where it came to rest after spinning back toward the runway.
Lunsford said one person was on board the aircraft and that no injuries have been reported.
The FAA registry identified the aircraft as an experimental Lancair IV-P Prop Jet.
Extensive damage was visible to the aircraft's prop and wing structure.
The landing was the second attempt for the pilot who abandoned the first attempt due to strong crosswinds, Lunsford said.
Officials did not say where the flight was coming from, but the plane is registered to an owner in Georgetown.
The airport is closed to arriving traffic until the aircraft can be removed.
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ADDISON (CBSDFW.COM) — No injuries were reported after landing gear collapsed on a single engine aircraft at the Addison airport Friday morning.
There was no word yet on whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time.
Images from Chopper 11 showed the craft just off the runway at the airport with damage clearly visible.
Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration told CBS DFW that the runway at the airport would be closed until the aircraft could be removed.
There was one person on board according to the FAA.