A small plane crashed this afternoon at the
"We had an aircraft land with its gear up, said Craig Williams.
Craig Williams is the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority director of operations. He says two people were in a Cessna 182 when it crashed just after four this afternoon at the
"It has a retractable landing gear so when they are flying the gear comes up and then when its time to land they just put the gear down," said Williams.
The only problem was when the pilot went to land, "The wheels were not down," said Williams.
The pilot was doing routine drills just minutes before coming down. It is unknown if the crash was caused by pilot error or a mechanical failure.
"There's a number of ways that this can happen we're not sure on this one how it happened there's just a number of ways to speculate we just don't know," said Williams.
Williams compared today's crash to a car accident, saying
"I wouldn't call it common but we've had these in the past this is something that's happened here at smith field before and out at
One of the two runways at
Both the pilot and passenger walked away uninjured.