Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Latest News
Updated Apr 11, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Pilot lands plane in Scottsdale without landing gear

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A small airplane was forced to exercise an emergency landing Thursday at Scottsdale Municipal Airport.

According to, the aircraft was filmed during the belly-first landing at approximately 12:30 p.m. Although the pilot was able to successfully stop the plane without landing gear, that didn't keep him from making a last request prior to touchdown.

The pilot was heard on the scanner saying, "If I don't make it, tell my wife I love her," according to Air15 pilot Roland Rinnerberger.

About the Author is the online home of KTAR News on 92.3 FM, the Voice of Arizona. We're your source for breaking news, traffic, weather and the stories that matter to you.


comments powered by Disqus
Latest News