by Bob Coles
North Bay Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders says firefighting crews were on-scene conducting training at the time.
“Their landing gear wouldn’t come down so we had to prepare for an emergency landing. Thankfully, the pilot did a terrific job landing the plane on the belly of the fuselage without landing gear,” he says.
Saunders says firefighters from Station 2 and Station 1 responded with their Aircraft Rescue firefighting vehicles.
Saunders says the pilot informed them that the plane was at a critical fuel level and needed to land immediately.
He says there was a fire in the cab of the plane that was put out and the plane suffered significant damage.