Crash landing closes runway at Boise Airport

Credit: Troy Colson / KTVB

Crash landing closes runway at Boise Airport

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

BOISE -- A small plane coming in for a landing at the Boise Airport crashed after it's landing gear failed, airport officials said.

Officials tell KTVB that there were five people on board the plane when its front landing gear collapsed upon touching down at about 10:50 a.m.

No one was injured, but the crash did cause some disruptions to air traffic at the airport.  Officials say the airport's other runway was being painted at the time, leaving no available runways for departing or arriving planes.

One plane was diverted, and several others circled above until the painting crews could clear the runway.

That runway is now open and crews are working to remove the damaged plane from the other runway.

At this point, there's no word on what caused the plane's landing gear to fail. Federal aviation investigators are expected on scene later today.

 

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