Pilot unharmed after airplane incident at Goodyear Airport

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by Catherine Holland

Video report by Bruce Haffner, Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 19 at 10:11 AM

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- A pilot was able to walk away unharmed after an incident at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Friday morning.

While it's not clear what happened, aerial video from the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper showed the twin-engine airplane what appeared to be collapsed landing gear near the end of the runway.

There was no fire and the damage looked relatively minor.

"It's good to see people walking around the aircraft," Bruce Haffner said. The fire department had already cleared the scene.

It's not known if the plane was landing or taking off. No information about the pilot was immediately available.

Phoenix bought and started operating Phoenix Goodyear Airport, which is classified as a general aviation reliever airport for Sky Harbor International Airport, in July 1968. Before that it was U.S. Naval Air Facility used to test fly and deliver aircraft. It was decommissioned after the Korean War ended in 1953.

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