Plane Slides to Stop on Runway

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    A plane with a nose gear problem made an emergency landing Tuesday at the Van Nuys Airport.

    Plane Slides to Landing in Van Nuys

    [LA] Plane Slides to Landing in Van Nuys
    A twin-engine Cessna with nose gear problems slides to a landing at Van Nuys Airport. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008)

    FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the twin-engine Cessna has two people on board. It was heading to Camarillo Tuesday but its nose gear only partially deployed and the pilot decided to turn back.

    Gregor said burning off fuel is a usual safety procedure when a plane has to make an unusual landing. He added that while the situation is potentially serious, most pilots experiencing similar nose gear problems land safely.

    Breaking News Update: Van Nuys Plane

    [LA] Breaking News Update: Van Nuys Plane
    Update to breaking news of a plane with nose gear trouble in Van Nuys. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008)

    The plane burned off fuel for about one hour before landing at 12:24 p.m.

    Two men exited the plane and did not appear injured.