No injuries when small plane lands without landing gear at Regional Airport

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Both the pilot and passenger were able to walk away when after an electrical system failure forced a small single engine plane to land at Rapid City Regional Airport without landing gear at 7:30 Friday night. The Rapid City Fire Department says the plane was en route from Wyoming to Wisconsin when the electrical system failed about 80 miles outside of Rapid City, shutting down on-board computers and access to landing gear. With no radio, the pilot had to land without notifying the airport tower and employee saw sparks flying from the underside of the aircraft at it skidded to a stop on the runway. The fire department says the pilot had only airspeed and altitude indicators available and they used their iPads to navigate to a landing place. (Rapid City FD photos)



 
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