Saturday, May 21, 2016

Incident occurred May 20, 2016 at Tacoma Narrows Airport (KTIW), Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington



GIG HARBOR, Wash. —  Firefighters prepared for a possible crash landing of a small plane at the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor, but the plane was able to land safely.

Gig Harbor fire said that at first, the Cessna's landing gear would not come all the way down Friday morning. The plane, which had about three hours' worth of fuel, circled the airport and was otherwise functioning properly.

Shortly after the problem was reported, the landing gear deployed properly and the plane was able to land.

Original article can be found here: http://www.kiro7.com

A plane with landing gear trouble circled the Tacoma Narrows Airport on Friday as rescue crews prepared for a possible crash landing.

Two people were on the private single-engine plane, which had about three hours of fuel left when the gear problem was spotted, Gig Harbor Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Nanette Tatom said.

The landing gear issues were resolved, and the plane landed safely about 11 a.m.

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

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