A single-engine aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday at Matter Airport.
Around 9:30 a.m., firefighters from the Sacramento County Airport System Fire Department, along with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, responded to the airport after the pilot of a Pilatus PC-12 reported to air traffic controllers they had issues with their landing gear not retracting.
After orbiting the airport for an hour-and-a-half and troubleshooting, the pilot was finally able to make a decent into the airport. The pilot landed the aircraft with the front landing gear in the upright position without any incident. All five occupants onboard the aircraft were able to safely exit after landing.
Fire crews immediately responded to the point on the runway where the aircraft came to rest to check for any fuel leakage or fire, and for any injuries. All checked okay, and the incident was turned over to Airport Fire and Airport Operations.
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