WENY News - Emergency Landing At Elmira Corning Regional Airport

Emergency Landing At Elmira Corning Regional Airport

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BIG FLATS, NY (WENY) -- Emergency crews were called to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport after a twin-engine turboprop plane had to make an emergency landing late Thursday night.

Officials say the plane was forced to land because an indicator showed the right main landing gear did not retract.

It happened shortly before 8:45 p.m., only about 5 minutes after take off.

The plane had to turn around and make what's called a 'low approach' so ground crew could see if the gear was in the down position before landing.

Airport officials dispatched its fire team to the runway and crews from Big Flats, Tompkins Corners, Horseheads and Town and Country all responded to the scene.

We're told the aircraft landed without incident. No word yet on what caused the indicator malfunction.

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