Saturday, May 26, 2018

SkyWest - Delta Connection, Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200: Incident occurred May 25, 2018 at South Bend International Airport (KSBN), St. Joseph County, Indiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A flight from South Bend, Indiana to Atlanta was forced to turn around about 45 minutes into its flight.

SkyWest flight 4647, operating as Delta Connection from South Bend to Atlanta, took off from South Bend International Airport just before 5 p.m. local time.

The plane turned around near Kokomo and circled around a few times just north of the airport before landing safely. 

The passengers deplaned at the gate. 

No injuries were reported.

A spokesperson for SkyWest said the plane had a mechanical indication causing the flight to turn around.

A passenger on the flight told FOX 5 News about a dozen fire trucks met the plane on the ground.

Another plane was brought in and took off a couple hours later.

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SOUTH BEND — An airplane made an emergency landing Friday evening at South Bend International Airport.

According a tweet from the airport, county dispatch notified the airport that the plane was coming to South Bend following a possible explosion on board.

No injuries were reported.

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The South Bend Fire Department was called to South Bend International Airport Friday night.

A plane landing in South Bend had a halon bottle (fire extinguisher) that was leaking or possibly exploded in the cargo area.

The plane has landed safely around 6:30 p.m. There are no injuries, according to dispatch.

We are told the chemical was contained to the cargo area. 

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