A twin-engine turboprop plane made an emergency landing on its belly at Perth Airport on December 14.  

The incident occurred at 10:40 local time on a flight carrying fly-in-fly-out workers from the Rothsay gold mine near Perth in Western Australia. In total, 11 people were on board. No one was injured. 

“It’s understood the landing gear collapsed but a safe landing was completed,” Perth Airport said via Twitter.  

Data from FlightAware shows the plane, a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 with registration VH-LKF, circled before landing on the airport’s cross runway.  

A safety review was carried out before the cross runway was reopened on December 14, 2021, Perth Airport said. Operations on the airport’s main runway were not affected.  

“It was a textbook crash”, one of the passengers told Nine News Perth, while another described the pilot as a “bloody champion, legend”. 

The incident has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.