Near Disaster at Decatur County Airport (with Photos)




A disaster was averted at the Decatur County airport on Thursday.  According to reports, a private plane from Louisiana was landing at the local airport when the front landing gear failed to lower, causing significant damage to the front of the aircraft.  The pilot was able to safely land the plane without further incident, however, the plane did skid off the runway and into a grassy area.

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Photographs courtesy of Ricky Faircloth

The aircraft will undergo repairs at the Decatur County Airport and is scheduled to return to Louisiana upon completion.




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