Airplane Loses Landing Gear After Touch & Go Training At Majors Field In Greenville

The runway had to be repaired Wednesday afternoon after a small plane doing touch & go’s lost parts of its landing gear, later forcing an emergency landing at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The FAA issued this statement regarding this incident:

A twin-engine Beechcraft King Air (N176TW) made an emergency landing at Fort Worth Alliance Airport this afternoon after losing its right main landing gear during departure from another airport.

The aircraft, with three people aboard, touched down safely on its left main gear and nose gear around 5:30 p.m. before settling onto its right engine cowling and coming to a stop. Nobody was injured.

The aircraft departed earlier in the afternoon from Greenville Majors Airport in Greenville, Texas. The pilot immediately reported a problem and verified during a fly-by at Greenville that the aircraft’s right wheel and landing gear strut had fallen off during takeoff.

The pilot elected to burn off fuel and divert to Alliance Airport, where Fort Worth Fire Department crews were waiting.

The FAA will investigate.