No injuries after aircraft experiences landing gear failure in Homer

Tegan Hanlon

The landing gear on an Era Alaska aircraft failed when the plane, with 15 people aboard, hit the runway at the Homer Airport Wednesday afternoon.

There were no injuries when the Beechcraft 1900 landed and its wheels collapsed around 3:30 p.m., according to Clint Johnson, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.

Johnson said there were 13 passengers and two pilots on the plane flying from Anchorage to Homer.

NTSB is currently investigating the crash, Johnson said. He said they will likely pull the cockpit voice recording and review that information.

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