- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small airplane made an emergency landing at Billings Logan International Airport after the landing gear malfunctioned.

The twin-engine plane had taken off from Billings with a load of mail but the plane’s landing gear was not locking into place when the plane approached Sidney.

Airport spokesman Shane Ketterling says the pilot decided to return to Billings for an emergency landing because the airport there has better resources to deal with an emergency.

The landing gear was partially deployed and it collapsed when the plane touched down at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The right wing dragged on the tarmac. The pilot was the only person on the plane and he was not injured.

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