Republican congressional candidate Jim Postma and his wife, Fran, escaped injury Monday night when he crash-landed his airplane at the Spanaway Airport.
Postma was attempting to land the twin-engine plane at roughly 7 p.m. when the 78-year-old pilot experienced problems with the landing gear, according to Central Pierce Fire officials.
A witness said the plane came in fast and low and did not appear to have working landing gear, KOMO TV reported. The plane skidded down the runway on its belly and came to a stop in a field, causing a small grass fire that was quickly extinguished.
The couple were the only two on board. Both were uninjured and climbed out of the plane by themselves, according to Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
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