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A pilot and passenger occupied a 1979 CESSNA R182 that crash landed at Smith Field Saturday evening. The aircraft heading towards runway 13 landed gear up and both occupants walked away with no injuries reported.

Plane crash lands at Smith Field

No one was injured when a small plane crash landed at Smith Field on Fort Wayne's north side Saturday.

Craig Williams, director of operations for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, said the plane's landing gear had not been lowered when the craft touched down in the middle of the runway.

The plane skidded a distance before coming to a stop on the edge of the runway. The pilot and passenger were not injured, he said.

The plane is a Cessna 182 Skylane RG II.

The landing scraped the underside of the plane and bent the propeller.

The airfield was closed while authorities dealt with the crash.

aingersoll@jg.net

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