Small plane slides off runway at Midway Airport

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A small plane slid off a runway while touching down at Midway Airport on Monday afternoon because of problems with its landing gear, officials said.

A Piper 31 — a small, twin-engine aircraft — was landing at Midway’s runway 4R at 2:44 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Its landing gear seemed to collapse, and the aircraft slid off the runway, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft, according to Fire Media Affairs. The pilot was “shook up” but not injured, and paramedics are evaluating.

It is not affecting other flight operations at the airport, city Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said.

The FAA will investigate the incident, Cory said.

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