Small Airplane Lands Without Landing Gear at St. Mary's County Regional Airport - NBC4 Washington

Small Airplane Lands Without Landing Gear at St. Mary's County Regional Airport

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    Chopper4 saw a pilot safely land a plane without landing gear in St. Mary's County. Watch the raw video. (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)

    A pilot successfully landed a small plane with defective landing gear at a Maryland airport Monday afternoon.

    The plane, a 1966 Piper PA30 twin engine airplane, circled St. Mary's County Regional Airport for more than 90 minutes to burn fuel before the pilot, Anthony James Capozzi, executed the emergency landing on the plane's belly, which Chopper4 captured on camera.

    Capozzi, the only person in the plane, could be seen getting out of the plane without issue after it stopped on a runway. He was not injured.

    St. Mary's County Fire and Rescue was on hand for the landing.

    A crane was used to remove the plane from the runway. 

    St. Mary's County Regional Airport is a small airport in southern Maryland.