Jet lands in Aspen with doors open
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” A six-seater Beechcraft Premier general aviation jet returned to the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning when the pilot noticed the landing gear doors did not retract.
Airport staff feared the doors would scrape the runway when the planed landed and called out airport emergency vehicles and Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies in the event of a crash.
The plane landed without incident, according to David Ulane, assistant aviation director.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
There is a lot of pent up energy among hikers and bikers to get into the high country, but snow fields, avalanche debris and high stream crossings are presenting challenges later than usual. Forest rangers with the Aspen-Sopris District provide trail condition reports that are updated each week so hikers and backpackers aren’t caught unaware.