Citation Lands Safely After Gear Problem | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.20.16

Airborne 06.21.16

Airborne 06.22.16

Airborne 06.23.16

Airborne 06.24.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.20.16

Airborne 06.21.16

Airborne 06.22.16

Airborne 06.23.16

Airborne 06.24.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Sun, Dec 18, 2005

Citation Lands Safely After Gear Problem

CNN, MSNBC, Fox Oddly Absent During Ordeal

The flight crew of a Cessna Citation 550 (file photo of type, below) that briefly experienced landing gear trouble but later landed uneventfully at Toledo Express Airport Friday may have wondered "where are the cameras?"

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority spokesman Brian Schwartz told the Toledo Blade the jet's pilot reported the problem to the airport at 12:40 pm.

While the pilot and one unidentified passenger circled the airport for approximately 90 minutes working to correct the problem, the airport went on Level 1 emergency alert.

Several agencies, including the Springfield Township and Swanton Township fire departments, Lucas County EMS, and the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to the call -- and they all had prime seats to watch as the Citation landed safely at approximately 2 pm, with all three gear fully extended.

Schwartz said the Citation was taken to the airport's Cessna service center to be thoroughly checked.

Somewhat notoriously absent from the scene were the television cameras present during similar landing gear incidents earlier this year -- specifically a similar stuck-gear incident November 21 involving a Gulfstream V bizjet, as well as the much-ballyhooed landing of a Jetblue A320 in September with its nosegear canted 90 degrees out of whack. In each of those cases, local news crews fed their camera feeds of the circling jets to cable news channels, who broadcast the images to the viewing public.

Both of those incidents also ended safely, with the G-5 crew also able to successfully drop the gear and the pilot of the stricken Airbus making a spectacular -- albeit fairly routine -- emergency landing in a shower of sparks (above).

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Gone West: Aviation Education Leader Thomas Wathen

Founder Of The Tom Wathen Center At Flabob Airport ANN has learned that Tom Wathen, the founder of the Tom Wathen Center at Flabob Airport, has gone west.>[...]

Airborne 06.24.16: ADS-B Analysis, NavWorx Price Drop, ALPA v Transport Canada

Also: Porker Of The Month, Aviation BBB?, Super Puma, AirVenture Events, FedEx 767s, Solar Impulse, Sikorsky Flight Safety Foundation has released the study "Benefits Analysis of S>[...]

Airborne 06.23.16: Solar Impulse In Spain, Terrafugia Approval, Stratolaunch

Also: Twin Otter Rescue, #OSH16Coolest Program, AMA, Charlotte-Douglas, Canadian Astros, Hidden Airline Fees, SpaceX Cargo Launch The flight of the Solar Impulse-2 around the world>[...]

Airborne 06.24.16: ADS-B Analysis, NavWorx Price Drop, ALPA v Transport Canada

Also: Porker Of The Month, Aviation BBB?, Super Puma, AirVenture Events, FedEx 767s, Solar Impulse, Sikorsky Flight Safety Foundation has released the study "Benefits Analysis of S>[...]

The Museum Of Flight Opens Spectacular New Aviation Pavilion

The Three-Acre Exhibit's Unrivaled Collection Of Commercial Aircraft Is A New Seattle Landmark The Museum of Flight on Thursday previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion. The 9-s>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC