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Vintage plane makes emergency landing at Hollister airport

Hollister Police

HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION) Hollister police said a pilot made an emergency landing at the Hollister Airport Tuesday afternoon.

At around 4:30 p.m., police said they and the Hollister Fire Department were informed of a vintage jet with malfunctioning landing gear circling the airport.

The pilot reportedly tried to use up extra fuel before making an emergency landing and eventually was able to conduct an emergency belly landing as fire crews stood by.

Police said the plane was able to skid to a safe spot.

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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