Monday, January 5, 2015

Canadair CL-600-2B16, N666CT: Incident occurred January 04, 2015 at Wilmington International Airport (KILM), North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A plane safely made an emergency landing at the Wilmington International Airport Sunday afternoon.

According to Gary Broughton, the airport's Operations Director, the aircraft first circled the airport to burn fuel, which is common in emergency landing situations.

Broughton said the aircraft reportedly was experiencing nose gear problems. He said it was only an Alert 1 warning, which means the problem was not very serious. He said the pilot decided to return to ILM around 2 p.m., upon noticing the gear problem.

The plane was headed for White Plains, NY.

He said the aircraft was a twin engine jet with tail number N666CT. The jet was from the Polygon Air Corporation which is an aircraft rental service out of Westchester, NY.

There were 12 people on the plane during the landing. Multiple emergency response units were on standby until the plane landed.

Original article can be found at: http://www.wect.com

POLYGON AIR CORP: http://registry.faa.gov/N666CT

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