A collapsed front landing gear caused a small inbound aircraft to skid to a stop Sunday morning in the middle of runway 33 at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport around 11:15 a.m., according to Caroline Bonynge, Director of Operations, Safety and Security for the airport.
Two passengers were on board the private plane but neither showed signs of immediate injury, Bonynge said.
“Both passengers did exit safely — there were no injuries,” Bonynge said.
The plane was towed from the runway at 12:40 p.m. and departures were to resume shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
The aircraft, a single-engine Piper Malibu, sustained some damage in the accident. As of 12:45 p.m. Sunday, it was not yet clear what had caused the landing gear to collapse, Bonynge said.
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