VAN NUYS-- A light twin-engine Cessna with two people on board was experiencing problems with its landing gear, and had been burning off fuel in preparation for an emergency landing at Van Nuys airport, said the FAA.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was originally scheduled for a landing in Camarillo today, but after a potentially dangerous partial nose gear deployment, the pilot decided to turn back.
Though nose gear malfunctions are potentially serious situations, burning off a planes fuel is normal safety procedure whenever aircrafts have to make unusual landings, Gregor stated.
At approximately 12:25PM, the Cessna made a successful, safe landing at Van Nuys Airport. Both people climbed out of the aircraft, unharmed.
From video (in the article linked above) the landing looked exemplary. Pilot did a fantastic job bringing the plane down safely.
dbaker points out that the emergency landing was on 16R.