Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dassault Falcon 7X: Incident occurred August 27, 2019 at New Castle Airport (KILG), Wilmington, Delaware

Just before 8:45 this morning, Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, firefighters from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company responded to the New Castle Airport for what was dispatched as an aircraft emergency.

Just prior to Wilmington Manor making their response, New Castle County 911 Dispatch was contacted by Engine 33 crews with the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting units stationed at the airport.

Aircraft Rescue Firefighting crews told Dispatch that they had been placed on alert by Wilmington Tower. 

Crews were told that a small civilian aircraft with nine souls on board was experiencing possible mechanical issues.

Delaware River and Bay Authority Spokesman James Salmon said that the jet aircraft that departed Teterboro Airport contacted Wilmington-New Castle Airport Control Tower regarding a possible braking and nose gear steering issue with aircraft.

The aircraft did not declare an emergency, however, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting and Wilmington Manor staged as a precaution, according to Salmon.

The aircraft originally scheduled to land at Dallas-Love Field landed at approximately 9:05 am. on Runway 9 without incident.  

Dassault Aircraft Services towed the aircraft off the runway.

No injuries were reported and normal airport operations were not impacted.

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