Student Pilot, Trainer Accidentally Land Without Extending Landing Gear

Student pilot, trainer uninjured after accidentally landing without landing gear extended

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Feb 17, 2014  |  Updated 6:03 PM CDT
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A student pilot and trainer escaped injury Monday after accidentally landing a plane without extending the landing gear.

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A student pilot and trainer escaped injury Monday after accidentally landing a plane without extending the landing gear.

A student pilot and trainer escaped injury Monday after accidentally landing a plane without extending the landing gear.

According to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration, the student pilot and trainer were doing a touch-and-go landing at the Terrell Municipal Airport when, apparently, neither the student pilot nor the trainer remembered to extend the landing gear.

The plane, a 1962 single-engine Mooney M-20, came down on its belly before coming to rest near the side of runway 17/35. 

The plane suffered no visible damage, and neither the student pilot nor the trainer was injured.

The airport is located on the 200 block of Silent Wings Boulevard. Runway 17/35 remains closed while the aircraft is removed from the runway.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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