Small plane hard landing reported near Double Eagle Airport

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Courtesy: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A small plane made a hard landing, causing a brief scare out by Double Eagle Airport Sunday morning.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says around 10 a.m. a single engine fixed wing plane went down about 10 miles southwest of the airport on the mesa.

BCSO’s helicopter helped locate the plane, then State Police took over the investigation.

State Police say a piece of equipment went out and the pilot had to do a hard landing.

The plane is listed as an experimental, handcrafted aircraft on the FAA’s website.