Unsteady landing for plane at Peoria International Airport

By WEEK Producer

November 12, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The runway was put to the test Monday at the General Wayne A. Downing airport.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Authorities say a twin engine, private aircraft made an emergency landing.

The planes hydrualic system was malfunctioning and while the landing gear was down, the status of the flaps and brake system were unknown.

"But with a ten thousand feet runway, you don't need flaps and brakes. You can just let the air slow you down and you know coast to a stop," said Gene Olson, Director of Airports.

The plane did stop without incident, and was towed off the runway.

The Director of Airports says the airport's daily operations were not interrupted.

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