Two Emergency Landings at Moncton Airport in Canada

In both instances, the aircraft landed without incident and no one was injured.


Moncton airport officials were kept busy overnight Tuesday and Wednesday as two small passenger airplanes made emergency landings in a 12-hour period.

In both instances, the aircraft landed without incident and no one was injured.

A Continental Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., to Moncton made the first landing Tuesday shortly after 9 p.m.

Chris Farmer, Moncton airport's director of operations, said the pilot reported a problem with flap control on approach, so emergency personnel were placed on standby.

The jet was able to land safely and taxied to the terminal on its own. The problem was fixed on the tarmac and the 50-passenger, twin-engine jet was able to leave Wednesday morning.

Not long after that, just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, a Piper Navajo overflying the region with two pilots and five passengers diverted to Moncton when it developed a problem with one of its two engines.

The crew shut the engine down and brought the propeller plane into Moncton as a precaution.



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