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Pilot Uninjured When Landing Gear Malfunctions at East Hampton Airport

A Sag Harbor man was landing a plane at East Hampton Airport Wednesday when the landing gear malfunctioned, causing the plane to leave the runway.

East Hampton Town police were called to the airport at 5 p.m. when a caller reported that a plane had skidded off the runway. Police said David Bulgin, 62, of Sag Harbor, was the sole occupant of the plane, which had landed on Runway 10-28 when the malfunction occurred.

The plane was damaged, though Bulgin was not injured.

Police said the FAA will investigate the incident.

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