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Small plane’s landing gear fails on landing

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:19 AM

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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