No one hurt in wheels-up landing at Republic Airport

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A single engine aircraft with only the pilot on board made a wheels-up landing early Saturday afternoon at Republic Airport, but there were no injuries, an airport spokesman said.

The East Farmingdale airport was closed for a "brief period of time" Saturday while the aircraft was removed from the runway, the spokesman said. The aircraft was brought back to a tie-down area.

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The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the circumstances of the wheels-up landing and issue a report "in due time," the spokesman said.

The spokesman did not identify the pilot.

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