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Emergency crews responded to a small airplane that made a hard landing on Tuesday and got stuck on the runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

According to RDU, a small plane with a pilot and three passengers on board called air traffic control with a nose gear issue around 6 p.m.
Kim Minor, who was on the plane with her husband, 10-year-old twins and their four dogs, said no one was injured.

"The front landing gear didn't go down all the way," she said. "Instead of landing in Harnett County, we decided to divert to RDU and be safe."

According to aviation expert Jim Crouse, the pilot appeared to mitigate any possible injuries on the landing.

"Maybe this pilot cut the engine and stopped the propeller from turning, as he was rolling down the runway on his main gear," Crouse said. "Looks like the pilot did a good job."