"... a situation on board that may affect safe landing."

  • Feb 26, 2016 4:35am GMT
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Emergency responders were deployed at the Guam International Airport after air traffic control received a call for help at around 1:30 Friday afternoon. The pilot of an Asia Pacific Airlines cargo plane reported problems with his landing gear.

Three crew members were on board, and no injuries were reported. Airport spokeswoman Rolenda Faasuamalie said, "The aircraft took off from Guam at 1:08 p.m. on a training flight scheduled to return to the island at 3:15 p.m. At around 2:55 p.m., the airport control tower received an alert that there was a situation on board that may affect safe landing. The plane dumped fuel to become lighter, and also performed a touch-and-go maneuver, which means the aircraft practiced a landing before making an actual attempt.The aircraft then spent extra time in the air to expend more fuel. The crew on board called the final approach at 4:15 p.m., and the plane landed at 4:16 p.m. The incident did not impact airport operations save for some slight delays – by minutes – for a few flights, and the airport remained fully operational."

According to the Federal Aviation Administration aircraft registry, the plane was a Boeing 727 turbo-jet engine aircraft.

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