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LANDING GEAR COLLAPSES ON CONTINENTAL JET

Part of the landing gear on a Continental jet collapsed and the right wing hit the ground as the plane approached the gate at Stapleton International Airport, officials said.

Continental Flight 73, carrying 44 passengers and six crew from Newark, N.J., landed at 8:08 p.m. Sunday and had turned onto a taxiway when two tires blew and the right main landing gear collapsed, said Stapleton spokesman Norm Avery.The right wing of the aircraft hit the pavement, Avery said.

One woman was taken from the plane and briefly treated for hyperventilation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, said spokeswoman Barbara Thrower.