Saturday, September 24, 2016

Incident occurred September 23, 2016 at Chehalis-Centralia Airport (KCLS), Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington

An airplane safely made an emergency landing Friday morning at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport after its alternator failed, according to airport staff.

The Centurion plane’s pilot declared an emergency and landed safely at the airport just after 11:30 a.m.

“When you lose an alternator it’s just like losing an alternator in your car — everything will continue to function,” said Airport Administrative Assistant Brandon Rakes.

However, the plane was flying using its instruments due to cloud cover, and because the plane was now flying on battery power, some of those instruments were at risk to fail, Rakes explained.

The one occupant of the aircraft was not injured.


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