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Private plane makes emergency landing in Fresno

A single engine Cessna had to make a belly landing at Fresno Yosemite International when the landing gear failed.
(Joe Ybarra Reporting)

A single engine Cessna had to make a belly landing at Fresno Yosemite International when the landing gear failed.

Fowler City Councilman, Jim Simonian and wife Eileen, were taking the short trip from Selma to Harris Ranch for Father's Day when there was a problem with the landing gear.

Simonian was able to land the plane on its belly and both were able to walk away without a scratch.

Simonian said, "We were calm. We did everything we could to try to save the airplane because I was thinking of how much it was gonna cost to get this thing off the runway." 

Air travel was suspended during the landing but delays were minor. 
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