Plane lands safely in Indianapolis after landing gear scare

(Provided Photo, file/Indianapolis International Airport)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An American Airlines regional jet has landed safely at Indianapolis International Airport after the pilots reported a possible problem with the aircraft’s landing gear.

Airport spokeswoman Kendall Bybee says the pilots had thought the landing gear of the twin-engine jet might not be locked as the plane that was headed from Chicago to Indianapolis was approaching Indianapolis’ main airport for landing Saturday.

But Bybee says the landing gear was in fact locked and the plane carrying 30 passengers landed without incident just after noon Saturday and there were no injuries.

Bybee says a fire response crew was summoned to the scene as a precaution as the plane approached for landing, but that crew wasn’t needed because the jet landed without any problems. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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