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Airplane makes emergency landing; one person on board

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 21:39:16-05

The Emergency Communications Center received information that a plane was attempting to land at St. Mary's County Regional Airport on Friday around 2:40 pm.

According to officials, the plane's landing gear did not deploy, so the pilot had to circle the area of the airport to burn fuel to make an emergency landing.

Anthony James Capozzi, the pilot of the aircraft was able to make a landing on the airport runway around 4:26 pm. 

Capozzi was the only person on the plane. He has no injuries. 

Deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department and the Emergency Services were on the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate the incident.