Landing gear failure causes crash landing at Lunken Airport

EAST END (FOX19) - A small airplane was damaged when its landing gear collapsed during a landing at Lunken Airport late Friday afternoon.

According to one of the fire crew that responded, the plane was landing with a Lunken-based flight instructor and a student pilot aboard.  They told rescuers the landing appeared to be perfect, then the gear collapsed, sending the plane's front end to the pavement.

The propeller was severely bent, which will require it to be replaced and the engine overhauled.  The landing gear will also have to be replaced.  The place is a 3-year-old Cirrus.

Neither person on board the plane was hurt.

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