Plane ‘crash lands’ at Exeter Airport after landing gear collapses on runway

The Beech 200 King Air plane came down shortly after 11am at the airport in Exeter. It is believed the light aircraft was on its way from Kent

A plane has crashed at Exeter Airport after its left landing gear collapsed.

Beech 200 King Air came down shortly after 11am and no injuries have been reported.

A spokesman for Exeter Airport said: “At 11.18 this morning a private Beech 200 King Air aircraft originating from Kent with one person on board experienced a rear undercarriage collapse upon landing.

“No-one was injured and the aircraft has been recovered.

“Scheduled airport operations are unaffected and the airport is open as usual.”

A South West Ambulance Services spokeswoman said: “We received a call from the Fire Service at 1100 regarding a plane incident at Exeter Airport.

“We dispatched a land ambulance, Operations Officer, a Hazardous Area Response Team and an Air Ambulance.

“All were stood down on scene and there were no conveyances to hospital.”