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Small Craft Pilot Unhurt in Hard Landing

The incident was reported at the San Carlos Airport about 9:30 a.m., according to San Mateo County sheriff's officials.

Bay City News

A pilot escaped serious injury Saturday when his small plane made a hard landing at San Carlos Airport.

The 56-year-old pilot had left San Luis Obispo in a Mooney M20J plane on his way to San Carlos, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said.

While touching down, the pilot realized the aircraft's wheels were still up but landed anyway, a deputy said.

The incident forced shutdown of the airport while crews cleared the plane out, authorities said.

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