LOS ANGELES—Skywest Airlines’ jetliner Flight 5316 underwent an emergency landing on May 11 when the landing gear on its left side failed to open. The jet, operating as United Express, was carrying 40 passengers and three crewmembers, and landed at Los Angeles International Airport around 8:30 a.m. The flight had departed from Monterey earlier that morning.
Without its landing gear, the left side of the jet was said to have dragged along the runway until coming to a stop, causing some smoke to rise on that side. Firefighter vehicles responded quickly and were on site for the landing. Everyone on board reportedly made it off the jet safely, with no injuries.
Airport representatives made statements that other flight operations for that day were not delayed due to the incident. Only six flights were said to have been postponed or cancelled.
The jet was parked in a hangar. Both the airline and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are inspecting to ensure that the problem will not be repeated.