Plane makes safe emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport
Plane experienced avionics and steering issues
Last Updated: 79 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Crews prepared for an emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport after a plane experienced issues Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
A source tells RTV6 the plane was experienced avionics and steering issues. Officials said there were 47 people aboard the plane.
At 3:50 p.m. the plane landed safely at the airport runway. Officials said the plane was a regional plane flying under Delta, flight No. 5946.
Officials tell RTV6 the flight was over Ohio when it made a sudden U-turn and began backtracking to Chicago's O'Hare, where it had taken off.
Aviation website FlightAware.com tracks commercial flights. It said the flight path shows the plane made its return across Ohio and when it hit the Indiana/Ohio state line, it made a hard turn southwest to Indianapolis, where it eventually landed.
"Indianapolis is an ideal place for emergencies to come in," airport senior director of operations Mike Medvescek said. "We get many emergencies from other airports because of our longer runways. They're twice as long as your really need, but they're exactly what you need for emergencies."
The site also shows the same flight from Chicago to New York has been canceled three times since last Wednesday, although the reason is yet unknown.
Officials said the 47 people on board, including crew members, were put on a different plane and are headed to New York's LaGuardia Airport. The new plane is set to land at roughly 6:40 p.m.
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