National Guard plane lands safely after landing gear malfunctions

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island Air National Guard plane is safely on the ground after its landing gear malfunctioned over Quonset Point Tuesday night.

The crew of the C-130 was conducting routine flight training when at about 7:45 p.m. they noticed an issue with the hydraulics that control the flaps of the landing gear, according to Lt. Col. Peter Parente.

The plane circled the area as the three crew members worked to re-energize the hydraulics. Parente said crews have a checklist they go through whenever there’s an issue, and with that they were able to fix the problem.

The crew landed the plane without incident at about 8:30 p.m., and there were no injuries. North Kingstown police and fire responded to the scene for support.

Parente said the malfunction is a standard issue that can happen, and the crew was successful in their handling of the situation.

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