Plane lands, bursts into flames


A small plane made an emergency landing today at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

According to Airport Facilities Manager Jon Stout, the two-seat airplane approached the runway normally at 11:05 a.m. However, the front wheel collapsed when the aircraft touched down, and the plane skidded on its nose about 200 yards, Stout said.

After coming to rest, the plane burst into flames, but Stout said they were quickly extinguished.

The one person on board the plane was not injured.

Stout said the runway was closed for a little over an hour, but normal operations at the airport have now resumed.

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