Plane makes emergency belly landing at Austin airport

The Beechcraft Baron plane that made an emergency landing at ABIA Wednesday, May 11 (KXAN Photo)
The Beechcraft Baron plane that made an emergency landing at ABIA Wednesday, May 11 (KXAN Photo)

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.

The scene of an emergency belly landing at Austin Airport (KXAN Photo)
The scene of an emergency belly landing at Austin Airport (KXAN Photo)
Tow truck arrives to remove plane from Austin airport runway after emergency belly landing (KXAN Photo)
Tow truck arrives to remove plane from Austin airport runway after emergency belly landing (KXAN Photo)

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