Jim Postma, a Republican running for Congress in the 9th Congressional District, survived a plane crash at the Spanaway Airport Monday night, according to reports.
Officials told the KING5 TV that Postma, who was piloting the plane with his wife onboard, landed without the plane's landing gear.
According to KOMO-TV, Postma said he aborted a first attempt at landing and forgot to lower the landing gear on the second attempt. The skidding caused a grass fire that was quickly extinguishedm, according to reports.
Postma, of Steilacoom, and his wife were uninjured.
Postma is running against incumbent Congressman Adam Smith to represent Washington's .