NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Emergency crews responded to the North Platte Regional Airport on Monday morning after a Beechcraft Bonanza B36TC suffered a collapsed landing gear while arriving at the airport.
The call came in around 10 a.m.
Airport manager Sam Seafeldt says this is not uncommon at airports.
"When he came down to land that system had failed and it caused the right gear under the right wing to collapse under the wing of the aircraft and that caused it slide along its belly along the runway," he said. "But, the pilot was safe no injuries."
The plane was lifted by a crane, put onto a flatbed and towed to the onsite mechanic shop for further inspection.
Incoming and departing flights were not interrupted.
According to FlightAware, the plane took off from Tulsa, OK around 7 a.m. and was scheduled to land in North Platte at 10:09 a.m.