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Breaking: Non-Injury Accident at Prescott Airport

27 April 2016  

Prescott Fire Department responded to an early accident at the airport this morning. 

Update: At 8am Wednesday the air traffic control tower at the airport received a report from a plane that it had a warning light indicating that its front landing gear had failed to deploy as it was approaching the runway.  The aircraft proceeded to fly by the tower where they were able to confirm that the front gear was still up.  The Prescott Fire Department Aircraft Rescue truck, Rescue 73, Engine 74, and Chino Valley Fire Engine 62 all responded onto the airport for the plane to make its landing. 

The plane landed, falling forward onto its propeller, but remained upright.  The pilot was able to exit the vehicle and had no injuries.  The runway was closed for the duration of the subsequent investigation and the fire units released from the scene.

According to Firefighter Conrad Jackson, an early morning accident took place at Prescott Airport. 

Details are scarce, but it appears to be a nose gear failure, Jackson reported.

Jackson said there are no injuries, and details will follow later. 

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.