NJ To Dallas Flight Makes Unscheduled Landing In New Castle Tuesday, Firefighters Respond

Just before 8:45 this morning, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, firefighters from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company responded to the New Castle County Airport for what was dispatched as an aircraft emergency.

Just prior to Wilmington Manor making their response, NCC 911 Dispatch was contacted by Engine 33 crews with the Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Units stationed at the airport.

ARFF Crews told Dispatch that they had been placed on alert by Wilmington Tower.  Crews were told that a small civilian aircraft with nine souls on board was experiencing possible mechanical issues.

Delaware River and Bay Authority Spokesman James Salmon said that the jet aircraft that departed Teterboro Airport contacted Wilmington-New Castle Airport Control Tower regarding a possible braking and nose gear steering issue with aircraft.

The aircraft did not declare an emergency, however, ARFF and Wilmington Manor staged as a precaution, according to Salmon. The aircraft originally scheduled to land at Dallas-Love Field landed at approximately 9:05 am. on Runway 9 without incident.  Dassault Aircraft Services towed the aircraft off the runway.

No injuries were reported and normal airport operations were not impacted.

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