From the Chattanooga Times Free Press: A Delta Air Lines passenger plane experienced an "emergency issue" Saturday night as it was landing at Chat
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press: A Delta Air Lines passenger plane experienced an “emergency issue” Saturday night as it was landing at Chattanooga Airport, according to an airport spokesperson.
The commercial aircraft was flying into Chattanooga from Atlanta at about 7:30 p.m. when the incident occurred, the spokesperson said.
“The airport received an alert that there was an emergency issue with the flight, but the plane landed safely,” according to the spokesperson. “Everyone was safe.”
Last October, a FedEx 757 cargo plane became the largest aircraft ever to crash land at Chattanooga Airport when its landing gear wouldn’t operate.
Investigators found fluid leaking from the landing gear of the plane after it made an emergency landing at the airport just before midnight Oct. 4, a National Transportation Safety Board report said. In addition, a “discontinuity” was discovered in an alternate system for lowering the cargo plane’s landing gear, the report said.
The three-member flight crew escaped injury despite the crash landing that spewed an array of sparks as it skidded down the runway.