Single-engine plane’s landing gear breaks while landing at Albert Whitted Airport

There were two people onboard at the time, and neither was injured. Authorities don’t know if the landing gear broke on takeoff or landing.
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Published March 13
Updated March 13

ST. PETERSBURG — A single-engine private plane made a hard landing at Albert Whitted Airport on Wednesday when its landing gear broke in mid-landing, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

The incident was reported at 4:15 p.m. The private plane had two people aboard. Neither was injured.

Authorities don’t know if the landing gear first broke on takeoff or if it broke on landing.

No one aboard the plane was identified. It was not known if the plane took off from Albert Whitted or arrived from another airport. Neither St. Petersburg Fire Rescue nor St. Petersburg police officials could provide any other details about the incident.

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