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Firefighting plane makes emergency landing in central Alberta after gear fails

A file photo of a Lockheed L-188A Electra water bomber.
A file photo of a Lockheed L-188A Electra water bomber. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

A firefighting plane had a rough landing in central Alberta due to a landing-gear issue.

Red Deer Regional Airport CEO Graham Ingham says a Lockheed Electra operated by Airspray Airtankers made an emergency landing on Saturday when it couldn’t get all of its main landing gear down.

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Ingham says four crewmembers were on board the plane.

He says no injuries were reported.

Ingham says the four-engine plane is being removed from the runway.

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