Saturday, September 29, 2012

Duluth International Airport (KDLH), Minnesota: Safe Landing for FedEx Cargo Plane with Missing Front Tire - Aerospatiale ATR-42-320 (N905FX)

Credit: FlightAware 
Plane's flight path as it burned fuel ahead of its landing in Duluth

Safe Landing for FedEx Cargo Plane with Missing Front Tire 

 Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A cargo plane inbound from Minneapolis made a safe landing at the Duluth International Airport Saturday morning after circling over Lake Superior for nearly an hour.

A tip into the Northland's NewsCenter stated the plane's crew had to burn fuel due to the loss of the plane's front tire, ahead of an emergency landing. A spokesperson with the FAA says the plane lost one of two front tires sometime during the flight.

According to FlightAware, the FedEx Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 plane left the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport at 7:04 a.m. with a scheduled landing of 8:06 a.m.

The plane finally landed safely at 9:09 a.m on its remaining front tire.

The FAA is investigating.

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