Titusville Fire Rescue Units Respond To Gear-Up Aircraft Crash Landing at Arthur Dunn Airpark
By Space Coast Daily // February 17, 2019
BELLY LANDING DAMAGES AIRCRAFT, PILOT UNINJURED
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Fire Rescue units responded to Arthur Dunn Airpark in north Titusville due to an emergency aircraft landing.
On Sunday afternoon at about 12:30 p.m., a twin-engine aircraft performed a belly or “gear-up” crash landing which occurs when an aircraft lands without its landing gear fully extended and uses its underside, or belly, as its primary landing device.
According to the Titusville Fire Department, the incident was caused by an “apparent landing gear issue” and no injuries were reported.
Belly landings are one of the most common types of aircraft accidents and are normally not fatal if executed carefully, according to aviation experts.
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