By Cole Waterman

MASON, MI — A small plane landed in Ingham County without the benefit of its landing gear.

About 12:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, sheriff’s deputies responded to the Mason Jewett Airport located at 655 Aviation Drive in Mason. They had been summoned there in response to a Piper Twin Comanche dual prop plane having landed without its landing gear deployed, according to information from the Ingham County alert system.

The plane ended up landing safely on its belly. The 60-year-old male pilot from Lansing was the plane’s lone occupant.

The pilot was not injured during the incident. The plane sustained damage to its underside and both of its props, the alert said.

Airport police from Lansing also responded to the scene. Deputies have notified the Federal Aviation Authority of the matter.