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Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune

Emergency crews attend to a small cargo plane that landed Thursday with no landing gear deployed at the Medford airport, closing the runway for nearly two and a half hours . No injuries were reported.

No injuries after gear-up landing; runway reopens

The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport runway was closed for nearly two and a half hours Thursday after an emergency landing.

At 8:55 a.m., an Ameriflight Beech 99 traveling from Portland landed with its gear up. No one was injured, and there was no fire or gas leak.

“It has not been confirmed how many souls were on board. At least one, maybe two,” said airport public information officer Debbie Smith. “But all souls on board are uninjured.”

Flights from Denver and San Francisco, scheduled to land at 10:04 and 10:05 a.m. respectively, were diverted to Eugene. Another flight from Seattle was redirected to an unknown location.

Five other departures and six arrivals were also delayed by the closure. At least one flight, bound for Seattle, was reportedly canceled.

The runway reopened at 11:13 a.m., Smith said.

Federal Aviation Administration records list the plane’s owner as UAS Transervices, Inc., based in Boca Raton, Florida. The aircraft was manufactured in 1987, records show.

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