Pilot OK after landing gear collapsed at Charleston airport

Published: Mar. 20, 2014 at 7:50 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials say faulty landing gear resulted in a plane falling on its side at the Charleston International Airport Thursday afternoon.

Charlene Gunnels says the pilot of a 421 twin-engine Cessna is alright after the plane's right landing gear collapsed, causing a flat tire.

Gunnels says the pilot was the only one in the plane at the time of the incident.

According to the airport's Twitter account, a short runway was closed while officials responded to the plane, but airline operations were not affected.

The plane has since been removed, and the airport is operating normally.

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