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Plane makes emergency landing at Williston airport when landing gear fails; no one hurt


WILLISTON, North Dakota — Two people onboard a small airplane escaped injury when their landing gear failed at the Williston airport.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says pilot Edward Routon and passenger Tammy Heimbuch were flying from Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Thursday when the landing gear on their Beechcraft Baron propeller plane failed to lower on descent to Sloulin Field International Airport.

The patrol says Routon landed the plane on its undercarriage. The plane suffered about $15,000 in damage.

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