Monday, March 6, 2017
Incident occurred March 06, 2017 at Cavern City Air Terminal (KCNM), Carlsbad, New Mexico
An emergency call led emergency services and firefighting units to the Carlsbad Cavern Air Terminal Monday for a possible landing gear malfunction.
The call stemmed from the activation of a landing warning on the small cargo plane as it prepared for landing at the airfield.
Emergency personnel were initially notified of the incident at about 3:25 p.m., said Frank Jurczak, an engineer with the Carlsbad Fire Department's Station 4.
Dispatchers reported that the aircraft landed safely around 3:29 p.m. and recalled the EMS and firefighters.
The plane circled the landing area twice before landing briefly to test the landing gear, Jurczak said.
It then took off again, made another pass and landed safely before taxiing to its hangar.
No injuries or damages to the plane were reported.
Fire crews were assisted by Carlsbad police and emergency services from Eddy County.
Jurczak said personnel underwent a Monday morning drill with a similar scenario.
"It's not a common occurrence, but we did have a drill earlier and we were ready," Jurczak said.
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