There was a close call at Danbury airport yesterday when a small plane reported an in-flight emergency. The two people aboard the four-seat Piper Warrior reported a problem with its left side landing gear while performing practice landings on the runway.
Emergency responders stood-by for the damaged aircraft to make a landing attempt. The aircraft made several fly-bys to allow the Tower to verify any unseen damage. The pilot made a safe emergency landing, touching down gently and coming to a full stop on the runway.
There was little damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the pilots.
Firefighters helped the Fixed Base Operator with jacking the aircraft and replacing the gear so it could be towed from the runway.