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Plane Makes Emergency 'Gear-Up' Landing at Medford Airport

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The runway at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport was shut down after a plane had to make a 'gear-up' landing.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2018 10:12 AM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2018 1:47 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The runway at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport had to be closed after the pilot of an incoming plane was forced to make an emergency landing, according to the Jackson County Airport Authority (JCAA).

An Ameriflight Beech 99 plane was on its way from Portland to Medford when it "experienced a gear-up landing" at the airport, according to JCAA.

Authorities have not yet said what made the emergency landing necessary, but there have been no reports of injuries or major damage at this time.

Airport officials say that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been contacted, and airport crews are awaiting approval to move the aircraft from the runway.

For the time being, the runway remains closed. At least two flights have already been diverted to Eugene.

Passengers are encouraged to contact their airlines for specific information on their flights, JCAA said.

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