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Airplane lands gear-up at Salina airport

Salina Post

Salina-Airport-Authority

SALINA — A SeaPort Airlines PC-12 Pilatus landed with gear up Friday morning at Salina Regional Airport.

A pilot and copilot were on board the otherwise empty aircraft. Airport firefighters, the Salina Fire Department and Salina EMS responded to the scene.

EMS reported no serious injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board has released the aircraft to be removed from the scene and airport crews are inspecting the area in preparation to reopen the runway. An aircraft recovery contractor is en route to remove the aircraft.

One runway was expected to be closed for the remainder of Friday afternoon, and the incident remains under investigation.

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