The pilot of twin-engine Beechcraft made a belly landing at John Wayne Airport today, interrupting flight operations but injuring no one.
The nose gear on the Beechcraft BE55
collapsed as its pilot tried to land about 10:30 a.m., Ian Gregor of
the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The pilot brought the plane down on its
belly, Jenny Wedge of John Wayne Airport said.
The runway was closed for about an hour as
workers brought in a crane to move the plane to a maintenance facility at the
airport, Wedge said.
arriving flights were initially diverted to Ontario or Los Angeles
International Airport, then allowed to return to John Wayne Airport to land,
Wedge said. One departing flight was delayed, she said.
- City News Service