MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A small airplane made an emergency landing at Mobile Downtown Airport on Friday, but both the pilot and another person onboard emerged unhurt.
Mobile Airport Authority President Chris Curry told FOX10 News at the airplane was forced to make the emergency landing after the pilot discovered the landing gear would not deploy.
“No injuries. Everybody’s fine,” he said.
The single-engine, four-seat Commander aircraft was manufactured in 1978 by Rockwell International, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. It is registered to a limited liability company in Biloxi, Miss., called Zaid LLC. The address on file belongs to a company that leases virtual office space.
FOX10 News was unable to reach a representative of the firm.
Mobile Airport Authority President Chris Curry tells us the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate. Airport authorities managed to pull open the landing gear and two the airplane to a hangar at Brookley Aeroplex.
According to FAA records, the plane – manufactured in 1978 – is registered to limited liability company in Biloxi, Mississippi, called ZAID LLC. The address on file belongs to a company that leases virtual office space.
We were not able to track down a representative of the LLC.
personnel managed to pull open the landing gear and two it to a hangar at Brookley Aeroplex. Curry said the FAA will investigate the incident. Airport. It took some time to remove the aircraft, but Curry said it did not disrupt normal operations.
“While this certainly was an inconvenience to the primary runway, we do have the backup runway,” he said.
Investigative reporter Brendan Kirby contributed to this report.