Small plane lands without equipment in Sacramento County, California

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A Piper PA-28 single-engine plane lands with no equipment after losing power on takeoff from McClellan Airfield Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Sacramento County.  No one was injured, authorities said.

A Piper PA-28 single-engine plane lands with no equipment after losing power on takeoff from McClellan Airfield Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Sacramento County. No one was injured, authorities said.

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing with its landing gear retracted Tuesday morning at McClellan Airport near North Highlands in Sacramento County, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The plane, a Piper PA-28, lost power shortly after takeoff and had to return to McClellan’s runway, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said in a tweet.

“The pilot was able to guide the plane without landing gear, landing the plane on its belly,” Metro Fire said at around 10:45 a.m. “No injuries or fuel leaks.”

Metro Fire showed photos of the white plane with green trim, sideways on the runway.

Federal Aviation Administration registration records show that the plane is owned by a charter airline based in Rocklin.

The track was expected to reopen “soon”, Metro Fire said.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and permanent resident of the capital, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.

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