State Police responded to an aircraft crash on a runway at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon around 1 p.m. on May 7. At the time of the crash the aircraft, a 1961 Mooney, was occupied solely by the pilot, William C. Giesey of Philadelphia.
Giesey told police that while landing the aircraft, he failed to lower the landing gear and landed on the plane’s belly. There were no injuries resulting from the crash and the runway was closed for a period of time until the aircraft was removed. State police were assisted at the scene by members of the Clarendon Fire Dept., Rutland City Fire Dept., Regional Ambulance Service, Rutland County Sheriffs and airport staff.