Regional flight's landing gear fails in Alaska

AP News
Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:48 PM

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused a regional airline flight with 16 people aboard to suffer a landing gear failure as it arrived in Homer, Alaska.

NTSB spokesman Clint Johnson says no one was injured in the incident involving an Era Alaska twin-turboprop Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen passengers and three crew members were aboard.

Johnson told KSRM ( ) that the Beechcraft 1900 sustained "substantial damage."

Era Alaska provides scheduled airline service to more than 100 communities throughout Alaska.


Information from: KSRM-AM,