Small plane forced to make emergency landing at Rochester airport

July 17, 2019 09:50 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport late Tuesday night.

Deputies say the plane landed safely at the airport and no one was hurt.


According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, the plane took off from the Rochester airport just before 10:45 p.m.

About 15 minutes later, firefighters got a call for a plane coming back with possible engine problems. News10NBC has learned that the engine light was on. The plane was only up in the air for about 50 minutes.

First responders inspected the plane on the tarmac, and everything seemed OK.

News10NBC spoke to a pilot on another plane that was with the one forced to make an emergency landing. They say these overnight flights are routine. They do them to test out new radar systems and equipment.

In fact, the plane with issues Tuesday night took a trip on Monday and made it all the way to New Hampshire and back.


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