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Plane Out Of Westchester Makes Belly Landing On Long Island

No one was injured in the rough landing of the plane that flew out of Westchester County Airport in White Plains.
No one was injured in the rough landing of the plane that flew out of Westchester County Airport in White Plains. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

HARRISON N.Y. -- A charter plane that took off from Westchester County Airport with two people onboard made a landing with the gears up at Republic Airport in Farmingdale on Long Island, according to lohud.com.

Ponderosa Air President Jan Nerud, 68, was the pilot. He said that while no one was hurt in the incident, the plane was totaled after sliding roughly 2,000 feet on its belly after reaching the runway at 125 mph.

Nerud said the flight was used to give the other person on board, an experienced pilot, experience and familiarization with the equipment to take over flights in the future, according to lohud.com.

The FAA said it took place around 4 p.m. on Monday and afterwards a runway was closed for investigation. Ponderosa Air is based at Republic Airport, according to lohud.com.

Click here to read the article at lohud.com.

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