Falmouth Pilot Makes Emergency Landing at Barnstable Municipal Airport

imsis243-042HYANNIS – A Falmouth man made an emergency landing this afternoon at Barnstable Municipal Airport.

A Hyannis fire official said Michael Reardon, the owner and only passenger of the single prop Beechcraft plane, heard a strange noise when he tried to deploy the front landing gear while approaching Nantucket Memorial Airport.

The tower could not see the planes landing gear down and redirected Reardon to Hyannis.

Hyannis fire crews arrived at the airport as a precaution.

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Airport officials in Hyannis also could not see the front landing gear down and the pilot was instructed to circle the airport for about an hour to burn more fuel before attempting a landing.

Reardon landed the plane on runway 15 around 3:30 p.m. on it’s nose.

Hyannis Fire Captain Craig Farrenkopf said the plane sustained almost no damage from the landing and that Reardon was uninjured during the landing.

Griffin Avionics and Capeway Towing & Transport assisted with removing the plane from the runway.