UPDATE at 10 a.m. PST: Following a morning of emergency response, Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) has been fully re-opened and operations will resume as normal.
No further details regarding the condition or identities of those involved in the plane crash and subsequent fire at Pasco’s airport on Tuesday morning have been made public.
This is a breaking development. Our original breaking news story has been left unaltered from its original publishing below.
PASCO, Wash. — Ten people are okay after a plane landed at the Tri-Cities Airport without a landing gear Tuesday morning, according to Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department.
Sheared told KAPP-KVEW that a private plane carrying 10 people had to make a landing without landing gear, skidding on the runway and causing the plane to catch fire.
The fire has been put out, but the airport is temporarily closed while investigators work to determine why the landing gear did not engage.
10 people are okay after a crash landing and fire at the Tri-Cities Airport, which is temporarily closed. pic.twitter.com/Mb6UNC6sQC
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