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No one hurt after plane makes hard landing in Suffolk

Virginia State Police will investigate the cause of Friday's incident at Suffolk Executive Airport.

SUFFOLK, Va. — No one was injured after a small aircraft made a hard landing at Suffolk Executive Airport on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Suffolk Police said the incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Emergency Communications was informed a small plane's landing gear malfunctioned, causing it to make a hard landing.

The plane's pilot, an adult man, was outside the aircraft when emergency crews arrived at the scene. No one else was aboard the plane.

A photo from the scene shows the plane on a runway, tipped forward with its nose touching the ground.

There was reportedly no major damage and no fluid leaks. The pilot was the only occupant on the plane and he was uninjured. 

Virginia State Police is investigating the cause of the hard landing.