Airplane lands without landing gear at Aleutians airport

UNALASKA (AP) — Three people escaped injury when a commercial airplane landed without landing gear at an airport on the Aleutian Islands.

Alaska State Troopers say the Grant Aviation flight landed Tuesday in Unalaska with a pilot and two passengers.

The Super King Air 8200 was returning after a flight to Akun (ah-KOON) Island.

Troopers say the pilot and the passengers were able to leave the plane safely and that they declined medical attention.

The incident closed the runway at Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport, preventing other flights from coming in.

The Alaska Department of Transportation removed the airplane several hours later, allowing the airport to reopen, after the National Transportation Safety Board released the airplane.

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