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Pilot makes emergency landing at Glendale airport

The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: Glendale Fire Dept.) The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: Glendale Fire Dept.)
The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: Glendale Fire Dept.) The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: Glendale Fire Dept.)
The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The pilot of a Cessna was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's landing gear failed (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's front landing gear failed, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

It happened Monday afternoon at the Glendale Municipal Airport.

Amateur video of the incident showed the plane touching down on the wheels below each wing before the front landing gear collapsed. The plane's nose and propellers then hit the runway and the aircraft quickly skidded to a stop.

The pilot was alerted to a problem with the landing gear before he landed. He could not get it to lock fully in the down position, and he could not get it to rise back up into the plane, according to Mike Young with the Glendale Fire Department.

The plane had 40 miles of fuel on board and was 40 miles from the airport.

Emergency crews were standing by as the plane landed.

There was no sign of fire and both men on board were able to quickly and safely get out of the aircraft.

They were not injured but were checked out by emergency medical personnel as a precaution.

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