Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Beech 58 Baron, N77SC: Incident occurred May 11, 2016 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Austin, Texas 

AUSTIN - A small plane landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport without its landing gear on Wednesday afternoon, shutting down the airport’s smaller runway.

Austin Fire Department said the Beech Baron landed around 4 p.m. Wednesday on the airport’s smaller runway, designated 17L/35R.

The pilot of the plane refused treatment. The runway was closed for more than two hours while crews removed the plane. ABIA tweeted that the east runway reopened at 6:25 p.m.

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A plane made an emergency “belly landing” at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident.

The small Beechcraft Baron aircraft landed with its wheels up before 4:00 p.m., triggering a rare “aircraft down” alert.

The pilot was the only person on board. The east runway of the airport has been closed until the plane is towed off.

ABIA says they can handle all normal operations on their west runway.

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