Rescue workers at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC respond to a jet that was stopped in the middle of the airport’s main runway.
According to a video captured from the plane and posted on social media, the jet sat on the runway for about 10 minutes before fire and rescue workers arrived.
A witness who said he was at the airport and took off from the plane late said the pilot of his plane informed passengers that the plane “had a hard landing and multiple punctures”.
The witness later added that they were forced to return to the gate to get off their plane while the crews on the runway tend to the plane.
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Ronald Reagan National Airport advised passengers flying “to or from” the airport to check with their airline before arriving at the airport, as the plane had “temporarily disrupted air traffic”.
An American Airlines spokesman told Fox News that the plane had a mechanical problem and no one was injured in the incident.
American Eagle Flight 4965, operated by Republic Airways and traveling from Memphis to Regan National Airport (DCA), encountered a mechanical problem landing on DCA. The flight landed safely and no injuries were reported. All passengers were brought to the terminal. “Said the airline Fox News in a statement on Saturday. “There were 71 passengers and four crew members on board.”
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The plane’s pilot informed WJLA that they were forced to use the emergency breaks to bring the plane to a stop.
“Yes, the tires burst on the runway,” said the pilot. “We had to use emergency braking to bring the plane to a stop. We were, we didn’t want to stop.”