Update: Saturday, 3:25 p.m.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 11:20 a.m. Saturday, a small plane made a “gear up” landing at the San Carlos Airport.
The pilot, a 56 year old man from Los Osos, CA, was flying for a business trip and took off from San Luis Obispo this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. enroute to Los Banos, then San Carlos. It wasn’t until his plane touched down on the runway, he realized his landing gear was still up.
Despite the “gear up” landing, the pilot, who was the only person on board walked away from the plane uninjured and did not require any medical treatment. The plane involved was a Mooney M20J and the San Carlos Airport was closed until such time the plane could be moved from the runway.
The San Carlos Airport has been reopened.
Original story: Saturday 12:17 p.m.
A small plane with a single occupant made an emergency landing at the at the San Carlos Airport Saturday morning. The plane skidded on the runway and there were no reports of injuries, according to Lieutenant Chief O'Leary of the Redwood City Fire Department.
O'Leary says San Carlos Airport officials are now investigating the incident.
This is the second incident involving an errant aircraft at the San Carlos Airport this week.
On Monday, a small plane with two people aboard rolled off the end of a runway and into the slough while landing. No one was injured, but the airport was closed for several hours during the investigation.
San Carlos Patch will update this latest story as information becomes available.