San Jose small plane makes emergency landing at airport, no injuries reported


SAN JOSE (KRON/BCN) — A small plane made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport this afternoon and the four people on board are uninjured, an airport spokeswoman said Thursday.

Shortly before noon, the pilot of the general aviation aircraft called in an emergency landing, then landed on Runway 30L at about 12:10 p.m. with collapsed landing gear, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

Firefighters and airport crews responded and found the four people onboard were not injured. Firefighters sprayed foam on the runway as a precaution against a possible fire, but no blaze was reported, Barnes said.

The parallel runway at the airport remained open following the emergency landing and no impact on airport operations was expected, she said.

As of shortly before 12:30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration released the plane to be towed away. Once that occurs, the runway will be inspected and then should reopen later Thursday afternoon, Barnes said.

The small plane was registered to a power solutions company. The plane was a Piaggio P180 with four people on board, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

FAA records show the aircraft is registered to San Jose-based Monolithic Power Systems Inc., an international semiconductor company that declined to comment on the incident.


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