Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2016/07/incident-occurred-july-01-2016-at.html
A Piper Malibu aircraft traveling from Dickinson to Fargo Friday declared an emergency and made a precautionary landing at Jamestown Regional Airport, according to Sam Seafeldt, airport manager.
“About 1:45 p.m. Minneapolis Center informed Jamestown airport that the pilots had reported a possible fire,” he said. “Members of Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, the Jamestown Fire Department and Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded.”
Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting is a unit of volunteers and paid firefighters stationed at the Jamestown Regional Airport.
Seafeldt said the plane landed safely at about 1:50 p.m.
“The airplane was inspected,” he said. “There was a failure of equipment but there was no evidence of a fire.”
Seefeldt said the equipment that failed was related to the operation of the plane’s instruments.
Most fire and rescue personnel were released from the scene by 2:30 p.m.
Original article can be found here: http://www.jamestownsun.com
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Emergency Officials were called to the Jamestown Regional Airport to a plane needing emergency landing Friday afternoon.
The pilot of a six passenger private airplane called down reporting that the plane was malfunctioning and requested emergency clearance to land in Jamestown.
The pilot reported that the engine gave out a puff of smoke indicating a problem.
Airport Manager Samuel Seafeldt says the flight was making a return trip to Fargo.
Seafeldt stated that some instruments were malfunctioning, which caused the pilot to believe there was a fire.
Crews stayed on scene to make sure no flames erupted.
Both of the planes lone occupants were not injured. The plane continued its trip after being cleared at 2:50 PM Friday afternoon.
Story and audio: http://www.newsdakota.com