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Plane Lands On Belly In Rock Hill

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The small airport in Rock Hill got a lot of attention today when a four seater plane that was supposed to land in Concord landed in Rock Hill instead.

“We went to put our gear down and we did not get an indication that all wheels were down and locked,” said the pilot.

The plane landed safely, but it was a very close call.

While airborne and preparing to land in Concord, the front wheel of the plane would not lower. The pilot rerouted to Rock Hill in hopes that the front wheel would come down.

It never did.

So the pilot, with one passenger aboard, was forced to land on the planes belly.

“The pilot did a great job coming in and landing it and it just kind of slid to a stop,” said Rock Hill Battalion Chief Scott Long

Authorities at the Rock Hill Airport told us that although this is not a common problem, it happens more than you think.

“It does happen where the gear won’t come down,” said Line Service Technician James Estes. “But there is stuff you can do like emergency release and things of that nature.”



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