Wind Shakes Plane; Landing Shakes Fliers

Winds caused a rocky landing for a light plane touching down Saturday evening at Burbank Airport, authorities said.

As the Beechcraft BE-60 carrying a pilot and five passengers approached the runway at 6:23 p.m., the wind shook it, causing one of its wingtips to touch the runway, airport dispatcher Robert Comer said.

The landing gear buckled, sending the twin-engine, propeller-driven plane briefly spinning out of control, Comer said. But the plane did not strike any parked aircraft, and no injuries were reported.

Wind speed at the airport at the time was about 20 m.p.h. with gusts of up to 30 m.p.h., Comer said.

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