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A small airplane lands at the Boise Airport without its wheels down in time

A plane takes off from Boise Airport in the early morning hours of Wednesday September 28, 2016
A plane takes off from Boise Airport in the early morning hours of Wednesday September 28, 2016 kgreen@idahostatesman.com

A single-engine airplane landed Friday at the Boise Airport without its landing gear down in time, sliding down the runway on its belly, according to Boise Fire Department officials.

The pilot was the only person on board, and he or she was not injured. The landing happened around 2:50 p.m. and Boise Fire personnel responded, but there was no fire, according to spokeswoman Char Jackson.

The pilot's name was not released, and it's unclear why the plane's landing gear wasn't down.

At 4:30 p.m., Jackson reported that the plane was being towed off the runway, but flights at the airport were still operating normally.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash-landing.

Ruth Brown: 208-377-6207, @RuthBrownNews
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