Plane emergency landing at Los Angeles Airport. Plane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) skidding across the runway with dozens of passengers on board. Aircraft landed safely at LAX on Monday despite being unable to extend one of its landing gears. The SkyWest Airlines plane with 40 passengers and three crew members reported problems as it approached the airport to land at 8.30 a.m. local time. No one was injured in the incident, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. According to SkyWest Airlines, Airline mechanics planned to inspect the aircraft to try to determine what caused the problem.
The plane’s left main landing gear failed to extend before touchdown. Plane came to a stop with the landing gear still retracted and was immediately surrounded by emergency services at Los Angeles Airport. Aerial footage showed sparks flying from the plane’s left wing as it skidded over the runway. The captain of the plane did not report any injuries. "They were just very calm and cool and told us exactly what we should do," Monterey resident Traci Reid said of the flight crew. Passengers exited the plane and boarded waiting buses after what passengers said was a smooth landing, despite the circumstances."I've had worse landings with the wheels down," Toronto resident Joe Bone said.