Plane makes emergency landing in Butler County

A plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon at the Augusta Airport. (KSN Photo)
A plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon at the Augusta Airport. (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A plane made an emergency landing in Butler County Wednesday afternoon. It happened just after 3 p.m. at the Augusta airport.

According to authorities, the plane landed nose down after a landing gear problem. Emergency crews were on standby when the plane landed.

“We were notified of a twin-engine that had a nose gear problem. He made a low pass over the airport. He circled while we had fire response. He had about 50 gallons on board,” said Randall Smith, Augusta Airport manager.

According to Smith, the plane touched down on the main landing gear.  The plane slid about 75 feet when it landed on its nose.

Two people were inside the plane, and they weren’t hurt.

The nose of the plane received minor damage when the plane slid.