Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A single-engine plane’s landing gear collapsed while touching down at John Wayne Airport Friday, but the pilot and a passenger escaped injury.

It happened about 1 p.m. on runway 20 Left, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.

Firefighters used a crane to get the plane off the runway, and it reopened about 1:50 p.m., Concialdi said.

The landing did not affect airport operations, JWA spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said.

City News Service

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