Friday, July 01, 2016

Incident occurred July 01, 2016 at Jamestown Regional Airport (KJMS), Stutsman County, North Dakota

Kathryn's Report:

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:

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – 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. 

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