Friday, August 18, 2017

SkyWest Airlines on behalf of Delta Air Lines, Canadair CRJ-200 N455CA: Incident occurred August 18, 2017 at Capital Region International Airport (KLAN), Lansing, Michigan

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N455CA





LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Hearing that you’re heading for an emergency landing can make even the most seasoned airline passenger’s panic.

But that’s exactly what happened to a flight that’s fate seemed like it was up in the air this afternoon.

46 passengers along with three crew members were aboard a SkyWest Delta flight when the plane suddenly had to make that emergency landing.

It’s important to note that the plane did land safely and no one was injured.

The plane, a Delta Airlines connector took off from Detroit and was supposed to land in Kalamazoo but airline officials say it was a mechanical glitch that caused the indicator light for landing gear to not work properly…which is the reason why the plane landed at the Capital Region International Airport here in Lansing.

Police and fire officials from multiple agencies including Lansing Police, the Lansing Fire Department as well as Lansing Township responded immediately to the runway.

Again, the plane landed safely and no one was hurt.

As soon as the plane was secure, a full inspection was done of the air craft.

Lansing airport officials say while situations like this don’t happen often, emergency crews are extensively trained and always prepared.

“Well here at the Capital Region International Airport we do multiple training sessions with our partners from the region and that went into activation today, we really were able to reach out to our local response teams and they were here in being able to address the situation and be prepared to handle whatever situation could come from this aircraft coming into Lansing,” said Nicole Noll-Williams; Director of Marketing and Passenger Development at the Capital Region International Airport.

A spokesperson from SkyWest Airlines released a statement earlier explaining what happened…

She says “mechanics will inspect the aircraft and we are working to help customers resume their travels on another aircraft to Kalamazoo as quickly as possible.”

It was within a few hours passengers started boarding that other flight to take them to Kalamazoo, but as you might imagine a couple of passengers decided to use ground transportation as well.

UPDATE: A representative from SkyWest Airlines released the following statement:

“SkyWest flight 4896, operating as Delta Connection from Detroit, Michigan to Kalamazoo diverted to Lansing due to a mechanical indication. The flight landed safely and customers deplaned normally at the gate. Mechanics will inspect the aircraft and we are working to help customers resume their travels on another aircraft to Kalamazoo as quickly as possible.” 

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – There was a scare at the Capital Region International Airport this afternoon. Officials tell us the plane was having problems with a sensor that tells the pilot if the landing gear is working properly.

However we can confirm now that the plane has landed safely.



Original article can be found here ➤ http://wlns.com

DEWITT TWP. - A SkyWest flight from Detroit to Kalamazoo landed safely after diverting to Capital Region International Airport because of a mechanical issue.

Nicole Noll-Williams, director of marketing and passenger development for the airport, said an indicator light had gone off in relation to the plane’s landing gear.

A total of 46 passengers and three crew members safely exited the plane after its arrival in Lansing, according to a statement from the SkyWest Airlines.

SkyWest said it was arranging for another aircraft to carry passengers to Kalamazoo, although passengers apparently were given the option to use ground transportation. 

Mechanics were inspecting the cause of the issue, the airline said. 

The crew were operating as a Delta Connection flight between Detroit and Kalamazoo. Flight 4896 departed from Detroit Metro Airport at 4:23 p.m. bound for Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, according to the airport's website.

Crews from the Lansing Fire Department were dispatched to the airport as a precaution. Lansing Township Fire also sent an ambulance, Noll-Williams said.

Original article ➤ http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) UPDATE 7:04PM

SkyWest Airlines released the following statement to wilx.com about the emergency landing.

"SkyWest flight 4896, operating as Delta Connection from Detroit, Michigan to Kalamazoo diverted to Lansing due to a mechanical indication. The flight landed safely and all 46 customers deplaned normally at the gate. Mechanics will inspect the aircraft and we are working to help customers resume their travels on another aircraft to Kalamazoo as quickly as possible."

A Delta SkyWest flight from Detroit Metro Airport to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport had to make an emergency landing at Capital Region International airport Friday evening. Capital Region staff tells wilx.com an emergency light came on warning the flight crew of a problem with the landing gear. The plane landed safely. There is no word of injuries at this time. 

Original article can be found here ➤http://www.wilx.com

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