Emergency avoided at Greenwood airport

Emergency crews raced to the Greenwood airport on Wednesday morning when a small plane was having trouble with its gear before landing.

The plane landed safely after its gear began working again, and no one was injured.

The Greenwood Fire Department was called to the airport on County Line Road just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A small plane wanting to land was having electrical issues, and the pilot could not get the front landing gear to come down, fire chief Darin Hoggatt said. The plane circled until the fire department crew and hazmat team arrived, and the pilot eventually was able to get the plane’s landing gear to work, Hoggatt said. City fire trucks are equipped with foam to extinguish jet fuel.