Plane's landing gear issue blamed on faulty instrument - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Plane's landing gear issue blamed on faulty instrument

According to a spokesperson at the airport, a private jet was circling the airfield with its landing gear down. According to a spokesperson at the airport, a private jet was circling the airfield with its landing gear down.
The jet landed just before 11:30 a.m. The jet landed just before 11:30 a.m.
The plane is similar to this one The plane is similar to this one
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officials say that an aircraft circled the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport while experiencing "landing issues" about 11:30 Tuesday morning before finally landing successfully.

According to a spokesperson at the airport, a private jet was circling the airfield with its landing gear down. Further investigation revealed that there was an indicator light out in the cockpit control panel, meaning that one of the gear wasn't fully down, when in fact, it was deployed.

The FAA was getting ready to call a simulated drill for the airport's certification inspection when the incident happened. "The FAA is riding out on the airfield right now and was about to call a simulated drill and this drill happened to come up, a real life drill, instead of their simulated drill. So he just happened to be here and could see our guys in action," said airport director, Yvette Aehle, 

At least two people were on the craft, which was later said to be a Cessna Citation jet.

Officials say Albany was the final destination of those on board.

According to FlightAware.com, only three flights had arrived at the airport so far when the issue happened.

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is a non-hub commercial service airport with approximately 30,000 annual operations each year.

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>
  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>
  • Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:56:45 GMT
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly