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Cargo Plane Lands Safely After Landing Gear Malfunction

Crew members manually landed the plane after the system that lowers the landing gears failed over North Kingstown late Tuesday

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    Cargo Plane Lands Safely After Landing Gear Malfunction
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    A Rhode Island Air National Guard cargo plane has landed safely after its landing gear malfunctioned.

    Colonel Peter Parente says three C-130 crew members manually landed the plane after the system that lowers the landing gears failed over North Kingstown late Tuesday.

    No injuries were reported. North Kingstown police and fire responded to the scene for support.

    Parente says the malfunction is a standard issue that can happen, and the crew was successful in their handling of the situation. He says the crew had been conducting routine flight training when they noticed an issue with the hydraulics that control the flaps of the landing gear.

    The plane circled the area as the three crew members re-energized the hydraulics. Officials say hydraulic malfunctions like this are common.

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