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News Article - November 16, 2008

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT PHILLY AIRPORT  
  PHILADELPHIA - A Piedmont Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. The flight had taken off from Allentown with 38 people aboard around 8:20 a.m. Sunday. Airport officials say the crew got an indication that the landing gear did not deploy correctly. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says the plane landed without incident in Philadelphia around 9:20 a.m. The airport had to be closed for about 25 minutes.

   Lupica says there wasn't any smoke or fire, but that fire crews used foam as a precaution. Officials evacuated the passengers and crew to the terminal by bus. The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. Piedmont Airlines operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

Source - Philadelphia Inquirer



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