Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ceduna Airport, South Australia: Plane landing gear issue causes full emergency callout

Emergency services were called to the at Ceduna Airport on Monday after reports there was a plane having issues mid flight.

At around 11.10am, the Ceduna District Council received a call from Air Services Australia advising a plane enroute to Ceduna had reported main gear failure.

The Aero Commander aircraft was believed to have one person on board and no dangerous cargo.

The council was informed the pilot reported they didn't have three green lights, which showed one of the wheels hadn't engaged properly.

Air Services Australia notified the airport and initiated a full emergency callout.

Council staff and ambulance crews were first on the scene, with police and CFS arriving afterwards.

Nine minutes after the callout, the council said staff were informed the pilot reported three green lights and the main gear was now deploying properly.

Emergency services remained on site as the aircraft landed safely and taxied into the terminal.

The pilot wasn't available for comment.

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