Three people walked away with no injuries following the crash this afternoon of a single-engine airplane in Atlantic. Jeff Brockman of Atlantic witnessed the incident. Brockman says he was about to head back to work when he observed a plane approaching the runway from the west. He says the plane at first made what appeared to be a normal landing, when suddenly came down hard on the left landing gear and the axle gave way.
As the plane proceeded down the runway, the landing gear fell off, resulting in the plane landing on its left wing and belly. The aircraft skidded onto the grass apron on the northeast side of the runway and came to rest just a few feet from a soybean field.
Brockman says the pilot of the aircraft, Miike Henningsen, of Atlantic, and two, unidentified passengers walked away from the crash, the occurred at around 1:10-p.m. The plane sustained an as yet, undetermined amount of damage. Atlantic Police Chief Roger Muri said the pilot has many years of experience at the controls.