Nose gear collapses as small plane lands at Fayetteville airport

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A pilot managed to walk away from a plane that was damaged while landing at the Fayetteville Regional Airport Friday night, officials said.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. when a pilot reported landing gear problems before touching down, according to airport fire officials.

Upon landing, the nose gear of the Cherokee plane collapsed and the aircraft skidded on the runway, officials said.

The airport was closed for about 20 to 30 minutes after the incident. The pilot was not injured.

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