Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another Plane Lands at Essex County Airport Without Front Landing Gear

Fairfield (NJ) On July 31, 2013, at approximately 10:22 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by Essex County Airport operations and advised that a twin Cessna 402 airplane had just landed safely without its front landing gear engaged. Fairfield police and fire units were immediately dispatched to the airport.

The airplane sustained damage to its undercarriage and propeller. The plane was piloted by William O’Connor of Sharpsburg, GA. There was one other passenger on the plane. Neither individual reported being injured. Information obtained at the scene indicated that Mr. O’Connor is an experienced pilot, which included flying in the Vietnam War. The plane is owned by Woolpert Inc., located in Dayton, Ohio. The incident has been referred to the Federal Aviation Administration for investigation

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