Cessna lands on belly without landing gear

By: Allen Cone

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A small plane diverted from Palm Beach International Airport made an emergency landing without landing gear at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

No one was injured among the six onboard the Cessna model 441, including a pilot, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

The turbo-prop, multiple engine plane was forced to land on its belly.

The craft sustained propeller damage, but there was no fuel leak and no fire.

WSVN’s helicopter captured video after the plane landed.

The plane had taken off from Tallahassee.

A PBIA spokeswoman said the plane was attempting to make a landing there but it wasn’t clear if the Cessna originally intended to go to the airport.

The Cessna with tail number N441WJ belongs to the First Mover Group in Delray Beach, a broadcasting and media production company. It was put into service in 1980, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.