Plane makes emergency belly landing at Austin airport


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A plane made an emergency “belly landing” at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident.

The small Beechcraft Baron aircraft landed with its wheels up before 4:00 p.m., triggering a rare “aircraft down” alert.

The pilot was the only person on board. The east runway of the airport was closed until the plane was towed away at around 6:25 p.m.

ABIA says they can handle all normal operations on their west runway.

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