Reports: National Guard Aircraft Loses Engine Mid-Flight For Second Day In A Row

For the second day in a row, firefighters responded to the New Castle County for a reported aircraft emergency.

Today at 1:00 pm firefighters with the Delaware Air National Guard (ANG) and the Wilmington Manor Fire Company responded to the New Castle County Airport reports that the same ANG C-130 that declared an emergency yesterday was once again declaring an emergency and returning to the airport.

Just as in yesterday incident the aircraft, believed to be the Delaware National Guard, lost power to the same number one engine in mid-flight. The plane has landed safely and no injuries have been reported.

It’s unclear if this is a drill, flight testing or an actual incident. The reports come from emergency response radio traffic.

The last two photos in this story are from yesterday’s incident.

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