Flights at University Park Delayed By Unusual Landing

Commercial flights in and out of the University Park Airport were delayed for a few hours today after a single-engine plane landed without its landing gear down.

At about 11 a.m., the airport received a call from the plane's pilot asking to land immediately, said airport Director Bryan Rodgers. The pilot landed his small aircraft with the landing gear up, Rodgers said.

The aircraft was intact and there was no fuel spill, Rodgers said. But the airport's main runway was closed until the aircraft is removed. A number of commercial and private flights were delayed as a result.

The runway reopened by about 2 p.m.

Rodgers said the pilot was not taken to the hospital and, as far as he knew, was in good condition. Emergency services were at the scene but have already left.

State College Centre Daily Times

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