Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2011 10:29
Written by News Release Monday, 12 September 2011 10:19
Guam - United/Continental's Director of Corporate Communications for the Asia/Pacific has issued the following statement on Sunday's emergency landing of Continental Flight 197 from Fiji.
Corporate statement from Koji Nagata, Director of Corporate Communications for Asia/Pacific for United/Continental Airlines:
"Yesterday’s CO197 from Nadi to Guam declared the emergency when landing at the Guam Airport due to a possible malfunction of an air-speed indicator for the first officer. However the flight landed safely at the airport at 04:54 local time, 6 minutes earlier than the scheduled arrival time. There were 67 passengers on board. Continental is now checking the cause of the malfunction."
As PNC News reported SUNDAY, Continental flight 197 from Fiji made the emergency landing early Sunday morning.
Guam Airport Police Chief Bob Camacho told us that the pilot advised the control tower that an instrument panel was not functioning correctly. Chief Camacho said that it was reportedly flickering on and off. He did not know what function that panel performed.
Airport Fire & Rescue was activated under conditions that Chief Camacho described as an Alert 1, which is the lowest level of alert.
Flight 197 touched down at 4:35 am without incident.