Salina airport closed after 'gear up' landing

Published On: Feb 14 2014 01:31:53 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 01:44:18 PM CST
SALINA, Kan. -

A SeaPort Airlines PC-12 Pilatus landed with gear up this morning at the Salina Regional Airport.

A pilot and copilot were on board the otherwise empty aircraft. Airport firefighters, the Salina Fire Department and Salina EMS responded to the scene.

No one was hurt.  The National Transportation Safety Board has released the aircraft to be removed from the scene and airport crews are inspecting the area in preparation to reopen the runway.  An aircraft recovery contractor is enroute to remove the aircraft.

Runway 17/35 is expected to be closed for the remainder of the afternoon but operations will continue on Runways 18/36 and 12/30.   

This incident is under investigation.