Pilot, co-pilot fired after faulty plane landing

Courtesy: KSAL Radio
Courtesy: KSAL Radio

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – A pilot and co-pilot are out of a job after a small commuter plane landed at the Salina Regional Airport last week without landing gear.

The two were the only ones on the SeaPort Airlines plane when it made the belly landing last Friday. Their names were not released. No one was injured.

Seaport, a federally subsidized commercial air carrier, announced Wednesday that the company found the incident was caused by pilot error. Seaport president and CEO Rob McKinney said investigators found nothing wrong with the plane, and that proper landing procedures were not followed.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ctkfNK ) the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigating are still investigating the landing.

Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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