Friday, October 19, 2012

Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida: Plane forced to land at KPBI was on its way to Bahamas

A general aviation plane on its way to the Bahamas made an emergency landing this morning at Palm Beach International Airport after a report of a possible fire in the plane’s luggage compartment.

The plane, a Beech Baron 55 which originated from Fort Myers, landed safely at 11:35 a.m. None of the four people on board were injured, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said. Officials initially reported there were 12 people on board.

“The plane landed safely,” said airport spokeswoman Cassandra Davis. “No fire.”

After the plane landed, fire rescue crews found out that there was no actual fire, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto.

The plane was en route to Chub Cay International Airport in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Palm Beach International Airport before noon Friday.

Aviation officials first indicated there was a possible fire in the baggage compartment area of the plane.

It was later discovered that the plane, a general aviation private jet that holds up to 12 passengers, was not on fire.

Everyone is okay, and the plane has landed said Palm Beach International Airport spokeswoman Cassandra Davis.

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