MERRITT ISLAND, Florida - A small single-engine airplane had to make a belly landing at the Merritt Island Airport on Wednesday morning because its landing gear would not deploy.
Just after 10 a.m. today, a pilot radioed to airport personnel that the planes' landing gear would not deploy. As a precaution, the plane circled around the airport for several minutes in order to burn up as much fuel as possible before the belly landing.
The plane safely touched down on a runway near the 900 block of Airport Road in Merritt Island, Florida. The two people aboard the plane did not sustain any injuries, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.
Photo credit: Brevard County Fire Rescue