Aircraft makes emergency landing

2010-12-02T23:15:00Z 2010-12-02T23:35:02Z Aircraft makes emergency landing

By Casper Star-Tribune

The Billings Gazette
December 02, 2010 11:15 pm  • 

A United Airlines regional flight made an emergency landing at Casper/Natrona County International Airport on Thursday after the aircraft had a problem with a wing flap, according to an airport official.

The jet, which was traveling from Denver to Casper, landed without incident a little after 10:30 a.m., said airport Manager Glenn Januska.

There were 43 people aboard the aircraft, which can hold up to 50.

There were no injuries reported, according to Lt. Stew Anderson with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.

Januska said that as the jet approached the airport, it reported a problem with a wing flap that was stuck at approximately a 20-degree angle. Aircraft usually have wing flaps tilted at a lower angle when landing, Januska said.

After the jet landed safely, crews began working to determine what led to the mechanical problem.

In the past two years, a handful of commercial flights have made unscheduled landings in Natrona County because of sick passengers or mechanical issues.

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