Small aircraft makes emergency landing at the Erie International Airport

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It was a close call at the Erie International Airport this afternoon.

According to Erie County 911, there was an emergency landing that took place around 3 p.m.

A small aircraft reportedly had some problems with its landing gear and had to make an emergency belly landing on the runway.

Emergency crews at the airport towed the plane from the runway and then called 911.

The vice president of North Coast Air said that everyone got out safely and the plane is in great condition.

There is currently no answer to what caused the problem with the landing gear.

“Within about fifteen minutes of it happening, everyone was notified and we quickly worked to get everyone on the field on the runway so that we could figure out the best course of action for getting the airplane safely off of the runway so we could resume service in and out of Erie,” said Grayson Patterson, Vice President of North Coast Air.

No injuries were reported from this landing.

Patterson said that aircrafts were cleared to land on the runway within one to two hours.

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