Jet loses front wheel, makes emergency landing at MSP

A private jet made an emergency landing earlier today at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after losing part of its landing gear.

The plane left Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie at 2:30 p.m. Part of its landing gear, which included the front wheel, fell off on take off. The plane got clearance from air traffic controllers before touching down safely at MSP at a little after 4pm.

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says the pilots did a great job and first responders were there to greet the plane.

"Everybody was prepared, we had fire engines standing by and we had ambulances standing by just to make sure that if the landing did not go well that we were prepared to deal with it," he said.

Hogan says there were no reported injuries and no fire. The plane was a Falcon 10 registered to SNS Inc., in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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