Friday, December 28, 2018

Embraer EMB-145XR, United Airlines - CommutAir: Incident occurred December 28, 2018 at University Park Airport (KUNV), State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania

BENNER TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania - Multiple fire companies and ambulance services were called to the University Park Airport on Friday afternoon after receiving a report of a possible fire on board a plane, but the plane landed without incident.

According to Lt. Michael Nelson, of Penn State police, the plane landed safely, and there were no injuries.

According to, United Airlines Flight 4958 — CommutAir operating as United Express — left Ithaca, New York, at about 2:50 p.m. and landed at University Park at about 3:40 p.m. It was diverted to University Park en route to Washington, D.C.

The pilot had a fire warning light that indicated in the tail section of the aircraft, and University Park Airport was the closest that the pilot could divert to, said James Meyer, executive director of the Centre County Airport Authority.

Emergency responders inspected the outside of the plane, and it “looked OK,” Meyer said. The plane was then escorted into the ramp where the passengers were unloaded.

It was “very calm,” he said.

There were 47 passengers and three crew members on board, Meyer said.

There’s another plane headed to University Park Airport to pick up the passengers, he said, and it’s scheduled to depart by about 6 p.m.

No other flights were impacted by the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤

University Park, Centre County, Pennsylvania - More than 10 crews are responding to a Level 3 alert at the University Park Airport.

We spoke to the Executive Manager of the Airport and we were told that a United Airline plane was traveling from Ithaca, New York to Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. The plane had to make an emergency landing at the University Park Airport.

The plane has been evacuated and officials are trying to figure out the problem. Police are investigating.

Multiple fire crews are on the scene and the Medical Center has been notified. Officials have confirmed that police are on the scene.

Original article ➤

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (WJAC) —  A passenger flight from Ithaca, New York headed to Dulles airport in Washington D.C. has been diverted to University Park Airport in State College.

Executive Director James Meyer told 6 News there was a fire warning in the tail of the aircraft, but no flames were found when the plane landed.

According to the United Airlines automated flight tracking system, the flight left Ithaca just before 3 p.m. Friday, and made the unexpected landing just after 3:50 p.m.

The flight was originally delayed leaving Ithaca due to aircraft maintenance, according to the tracking system.

Meyer said the plane landed safely and United Airlines has sent another aircraft to the airport to be boarded by 6 p.m.

He said the plane carried 47 passengers and three crew members.

Officials did not report any injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤

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