Pilot reported that upon landing the aircraft’s landing gear struck a hole, resulting in damage to the plane’s landing gear
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFRR) units were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) to an aircraft emergency in the area of 30000 NW 31st Ave. in Ridgefield.
The reporting caller indicated that a plane had just crashed in a field to the south of here. A CCFR battalion chief arrived at 2:36 p.m. and reported finding a small “Cessna type” plane in the field with moderate damage.
A CCFR engine and crew made contact with the single occupant/pilot of the plane while standing outside the aircraft. The adult male pilot denied injury, and reported that upon landing in the field the aircraft’s landing gear struck a hole – resulting in damage to the aircraft’s landing gear. CCFR personnel then assisted the pilot with plugging a small fuel leak.
The incident is under investigation by the regulatory agency.
CCFR was assisted by emergency responders from American Medical Response and the Ridgefield Police Department.
Information provided by Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.
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