UPDATE: National Guard plane lands after landing gear issue

Published: Dec. 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM EST
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A National Guard plane has landed at North Central West Virginia Airport after an issue with its landing gear.

A 5 News reporter on the scene witnessed the plane-a Beechcraft King Air- land at around 1:15 p.m. Two people were onboard the plane, but no injuries are apparent at this time.

According to airport director Rick Rock, the landing gear on the incoming plane had lowered properly, but the light indicating that the gear was engaged for landing did not go on. As a precaution, the plane remained in the air burning fuel before attempting to land.

No commercial flights were affected.

The National Guard plane had been taking part in a training.


According to airport director Rick Rock, the plane in question is a National Guard plane that was participating in a training exercise. The landing gear is down as it should be, but the light indicated it is engaged is not on.

As a precaution, the plane is remaining in the air to burn fuel, a process that is expected to continue for around 40 minutes.

No commercial flights have been impacted.

Stay with 5 News for updates.

Original Story

According to Harrison County 911 logs, multiple departments have been alerted to an incident at the North Central West Virginia Airport.

Officials report that an inbound plane is experiencing landing gear issues.

5 News has a reporter headed to the scene.

Stay with 5 News for updates.