Tue, Jan 17, 2012
Velocity Airplane Landed On Its Belly In Key West, FL
A 2010 Velocity sportplane suffered a landing gear failure and
landed on its belly at Key West International Airport Sunday, but
the story has a mostly happy ending. While the airplane was damaged
(the bad news), the pilot and three passengers all escaped without
injury (the very good news).
The south Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the plane was being
flown by Taras Rud of Vero Beach. He was unable to lower the
landing gear on arrival at Key West, and executed the gear-up
landing. The incident caused the airport to close its runway for
about 45 minutes early Sunday afternoon.
The passengers included Annette Rene-Danigelis from Muskegon,
MI, Olena Mikhnyk from Vero Beach, and Mikhnyk's three-year-old
daughter, according to the Monroe County, FL Sheriff's Office.
(Photo courtesy Monroe County FL, Sheriff)
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