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Transport Plane Makes Emergency Landing At South Coast Airport; No One Hurt

(Santa Barbara Fire Department photo)
A plane made an emergency landing at Santa Barbara Airport Sunday night. No injuries were reported.

A large cargo plane made an emergency landing at a South Coast airport Sunday night, but no one was hurt.

The C-130 landed at Santa Barbara Airport just after 10 Sunday night.  Santa Barbara firefighters responded with special trucks equipped to spray foam on planes.

It appears that the plane's landing gear wasn't deployed, and the aircraft is sitting on a runway with one wing on the ground, and some of propeller blades visibly damaged.

Seven people were reported to be on the plane.  Variations of the C-130 transport have been used by the military for decades, but this plane is apparently privately owned.  There's no word on where the plane was flying to when the emergency happened.