Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Learjet 55B, N55VC: Emergency landing at Westchester County Airport (KHPN), White Plains, New York

A private jet carrying seven people safely landed about 4 p.m. after problems forced the pilot to shut down one of two engines and prepare for an emergency landing at Westchester County Airport. 

 The Learjet 55 corporate jet took off from the county airport bound for Nebraska about 3 p.m. Airport Operations was notified at 3:10 p.m. that the plane was experiencing engine trouble and was returning to the area, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said.

“As a precaution, the pilot shut down the engine – one of two powering the plane,” O’Leary stated. “The plane’s fuel load was too heavy to permit an immediate landing, so the pilot continued to fly to burn off fuel.”

Read more:  http://www.lohud.com

Story and video:   http://newyork.newsday.com


This aircraft (N55VC) is not available for public tracking per request from the owner/operator.



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