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VIDEO: Plane makes fiery emergency landing at Daytona Beach International Airport

Two people are safe after the plane they were traveling in Thursday touched down without landing gear at Daytona Beach International Airport.
Posted at 10:03 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 22:20:48-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — (NBC) - Two people are safe after the plane they were traveling in touched down without landing gear Thursday at Daytona Beach International Airport, creating a substantial amount of flames and smoke.

WESH-TV reported the aircraft was a Cessna Citation Mustang that landed at the airport around 12:45 p.m.

Officials said two people were on the plane when it made the belly landing.

Some flights had to be rerouted to other airports, including at least one to West Palm Beach, after the incident.

The airport tweeted at 7:18 p.m. Thursday that both runways were finally back open.