Monday, October 14, 2019

SkyWest Airlines, Canadair CRJ-200, N453SW: Incident occurred October 13, 2019 at St. Cloud Regional Airport (KSTC), Sherburne County, Minnesota

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A SkyWest flight operating as a Delta connection was scheduled to travel from Minneapolis to Minot, North Dakota Sunday night. The flight was diverted to St. Cloud due to a smoky odor in the cabin.

According to a statement from SkyWest, the flight landed safely without incident.

The airline is sending another flight to St. Cloud to help passengers resume their journey to Minot as quickly as possible.

The aircraft involved was a Bombardier CRJ200 with 50 people on board. 

SkyWest full statement: 

"SkyWest flight 3661, operating as Delta Connection from Minneapolis to Minot, North Dakota, diverted to St. Cloud, Minnesota, due to a smoky odor in the cabin. The flight landed safely without incident and we are sending another flight to St. Cloud to help passengers resume their travels to Minot on another aircraft as quickly as possible." 

Original article can be found here ➤

ST. CLOUD — Firefighters responded to an emergency landing at the St. Cloud Regional Airport Sunday. No one was injured, and the passengers left on another airplane a couple hours later. 

Around 6:15 p.m. Sunday the St. Cloud Fire Department responded to the airport, according to the department's critical incidents report. "A small passenger plane was landed at the airport due to loss of cabin pressure and smoke in the cockpit."

The immediate cause was not identified in the report.

Airport Director Bill Towle said a crew may come to check out the airplane today. 

It was a Delta 50-seat regional airplane, operated by one of Delta's partners, Towle said. It took off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and was bound for Minot, North Dakota. 

An alert of an electrical fire prompted the landing, Towle said. The plane landed safely and the passengers exited in an orderly manner. 

It was about "as uneventful as an emergency landing can be," Towle said. 

A new plane came to collect the passengers after they spent about two hours in the St. Cloud airport, he said. 

The Sauk Rapids and Clear Lake fire departments responded Sunday as well, according to the St. Cloud Fire Department. 

Original article can be found here ➤