SAN ANTONIO – An airplane made an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport on Sunday afternoon after reporting landing gear issues.
Around 2 p.m., San Antonio International Airport received notice from SkyWest Flight 5588 regarding the landing gear under the nose of the plane. The plane had to circle the flight tower before landing safely.
When the flight landed on the runway, the nose gear of the plane collapsed. The crew deployed the emergency slides and more than two dozen emergency units responded to the runway.
All 51 passengers and four crew members safely exited the plane. There was one minor injury to an ankle.
The flight was operating as United Express from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico.
Only the affected runway is closed at this time.
The airport is asking all passengers flying out Sunday afternoon to call their airlines regarding their flight information. Flight information can also be found at www.sanantonio-airport.com.