News Plane incidents — 21 September 2017

PRESQUE ISLE — Officials say no one was seriously hurt when an airplane made an emergency landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle.

A twin-engine Wiggins Airways cargo plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made a belly landing after its landing gear failed.

WAGM-TV reports that pilot Eric Albright circled the airport to burn off fuel before landing at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Video shows the plane making a smooth landing and skidding on the runway. The fire department laid down foam to prevent a fire.

The airport was shut down for several hours. The pilot was taken to The Aroostook Medical Center to be checked out.

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Officials say no one was seriously hurt when a plane made an emergency landing at the airport in Presque Isle.

A twin-engine cargo plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made a belly landing after its landing gear failed.

This video shows the plane making a smooth landing and skidding on the runway.

The pilot, Eric Albright circled the airport to burn off fuel before landing at 11 Wednesday morning.

The fire department laid down foam to prevent a fire.

The airport’s main runway remained at last report.

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