Small plane’s landing gear fails on landing

A Muskegon woman was on board a small plane when its landing gear failed while landing at Key West International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
AP Wire
Jan 16, 2012


Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the Velocity experimental plane landed on its belly with three adults and a 3-year-old girl on board. No injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office identified the pilot as 37-year-old Taras Rud of Vero Beach, Fla. The passengers were identified as Annette Rene-Danigelis of Muskegon, Mich.; Olena Mikhnyk of Vero Beach, Fla.; and Mikhnyk’s daughter.

Herrin said runway was closed for about 40 minutes while the plane was removed.


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