Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Incident occurred July 11, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (KFFO), Greene County, Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE --  A small private plane made an emergency landing Tuesday on a taxiway at Wright-Patterson because the pilot said the aircraft was running low on fuel, a base spokesman said.

The single-engine propeller plane had a pilot and passenger aboard, but the names of the two men and the type of aircraft involved were not immediately released Tuesday.

The aircraft landed on Taxiway B of Area A about 1:30 p.m. near the main runway, according to Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer.

Base security forces set up a perimeter around the airplane and investigated the scene, Mayer said.

The pilot did not make radio contact with air traffic controllers at Wright-Patterson before landing, but he did radio he was low on fuel after the landing, Mayer said.

The pilot was not expected to face charges for landing on the military airfield, Mayer said.

“Certainly, in an emergency situation during extraordinary circumstances there are allowances that can be made,” the spokesman said.

The plane will be allowed to refuel and leave the air base, Mayer said late Tuesday afternoon.


WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A small, single-engine propeller aircraft made an unannounced emergency landing around 1:30 p.m. at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Tuesday.

The pilot did not have contact with the tower during landing, but once he was on the Taxiway B of Area A, told officials he was forced to land due to low fuel.

Base Security Forces had responded to establish a perimeter around the aircraft, but allowed him to get fuel from the base before leaving.


1 comment:

Jim B said...

Nice to see the military not flipping out when someone does something dumb.

121.5? Should have used it. That is what it is for.

Nice to see a pilot who made a fuel load mistake get down before going to an appointment with Mr. Dead.