Massachusetts teen pilot makes successful emergency landing during first solo flight

Massachusetts teen pilot makes successful emergency landing during first solo flight

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Authorities say a 17-year-old student pilot making her first solo flight executed a successful emergency landing in Massachusetts after losing a wheel during takeoff.

The girl took off from Beverly Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration says soon after takeoff the pilot of the single-engine, fixed-wing plane reported losing her right main wheel assembly.

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An instructor on the ground talked the pilot through the proper technique for an emergency landing, which she made successfully at about 5:45 p.m.

The pilot wasn’t hurt although the plane suffered significant damage.

Airport manager Gloria Bouillon says the girl was “pretty shaken up.”

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The pilot’s name wasn’t made public.

The FAA is investigating.

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