No one was injured after an emergency landing at the Red Deer Airport Saturday. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Plane makes emergency landing at Red Deer Airport — thankfully, there’s no injuries

A plane was forced to land without using its landing gear at the Red Deer Airport on Saturday.

Graham Ingham, Red Deer Airport chief executive officer, said incidents like this emergency landing, which involved no injuries, are always scary.

“Fortunately, they were a really well-trained crew – these are the things they train for and have a lot of experience. The outcome was the best that it possibly could be.

“The emergency response was well-handled and well-executed by everybody, including the county fire crew and everyone else involved,” said Ingham.

Ingham estimated there were four people on board the plane.

Robert Beard, of Red Deer, was watching the incident with a friend from across a field on Township Road 374, near the C&E Trail.

“We got here and noticed the plane tried to land and took off again. I noticed it only had two of three landing gears down,” said Beard.

“We were concerned that this could actually be something serious. I thought it can’t be too serious if the fire department isn’t out there, and then two minutes later, the fire department was sitting out there waiting.”

Beard said the plane later returned with all its landing gear up and slid along the runway in an emergency landing.

“I was getting kind of nervous and worried for the people in the plane. I’m sure for them it would be terrifying,” he said.



sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Oland murder case highlights costs required for successful defence

FREDERICTON — Dennis Oland didn’t receive special favours before the courts in… Continue reading

Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

CALGARY — A tiny wireless sensor is giving cardiovascular surgeons in Calgary… Continue reading

New NHL arena in Calgary back on the table, tentative agreement struck

CALGARY — Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the… Continue reading

‘Next big step’: Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several young men who… Continue reading

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Liberals… Continue reading

Oland murder case highlights costs required for successful defence

FREDERICTON — Dennis Oland didn’t receive special favours before the courts in… Continue reading

Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

CALGARY — A tiny wireless sensor is giving cardiovascular surgeons in Calgary… Continue reading

New NHL arena in Calgary back on the table, tentative agreement struck

CALGARY — Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the… Continue reading

‘Next big step’: Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several young men who… Continue reading

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Liberals… Continue reading

Vigil in Toronto marks first anniversary of Greektown shooting that killed two

TORONTO — The sound of church bells echoed through Toronto’s Greektown on… Continue reading

Cop father says couple’s double homicide in B.C. devastating for two families

SURREY, B.C. — The father of an Australian man who was gunned… Continue reading

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defence has been stellar so far this season

The offence has certainly been front and centre this season but the… Continue reading

Most Read