Landing Gear Collapses on Plane at Albert Whitted
No one was injured.
ST. PETERSBURG – A single-engine plane had a hard landing Sunday (April 3) afternoon at Albert Whitted Airport.
A 1977 Piper Lance airplane was making a landing on runway 18 about 4:51 p.m. After the plane landed and was in the process of slowing down, the landing gear on the right side of the plane collapsed, St. Petersburg police said. Including the pilot, there were a total of five passengers on the plane. No one was injured.
The St. Petersburg Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after the incident. All of the passengers refused any type of medical treatment. The airplane sustained minor damage.
Albert Whitted Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located at 107 8th Ave. SE in St. Petersburg.
The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) has been notified.
For information about Albert Whitted Airport, go to stpete.org.
Photograph of runway at Albert Whitted Airport courtesy of Albert Whitted.
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