GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A pilot walked away unhurt after his
single-engine aircraft landed on its belly at a Galveston airport.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the pilot told the tower at
Scholes International Airport shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday that
his landing gear had failed and that he had to make an emergency
Department of Public Safety Trooper Mike Gonzales said the
single-engine model 1738 Bellanca landed on its belly shortly
before 3 p.m. Galveston firefighters extinguished a small fire.
The pilot, whose name was not immediately available, had taken
off from Scholes about an hour earlier.
No one was injured.