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