Emergency plane landing pilot credits study for saving him from life-threatening injury on the runway at Phoenix International Airport. (Photo: Michael Chow, The Republic)
The first flight to Phoenix International Airport in 10 years was canceled at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday, the day before the plane landed after suffering a major electrical problem.
The Air Route Traffic Control center told Air Route Traffic Control that the aircraft was diverted to Phoenix International Airport when two fuel lines in a tank in the rear section of the airplane went dead, causing significant overheating and causing the fuel tanks to expand, the Arizona Department of Transportation told The Republic Wednesday afternoon.
The ATC called on the pilot to return and the plane was escorted to an airport nearby.
“We’re in a state of emergency from weather-related incidents, electrical issues that can cause serious fires or severe power outages,” Air Route Traffic Control spokesman Brian Martin said. “The first flight that was scheduled, that was scheduled for 12:20 p.m. was canceled at 12:35.”
He confirmed that the flight landed safely and no one else was injured. He did코인 카지노 not provide any other details.
The pilot, who cannot be identified for security reasons,코인 카지노 spent Thursday afternoon at the hospital with his family. But Martin, speaking from the airport, said the aircraft had several mechanical problems.
He declined to discuss the safety records of the pilots and the flight was over ground shortly before the captain called 911, Martin said. The flight’s other pilots remained at the airport Tuesday night. The flight was supposed to end at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Martin could not immediately confirm whether the flight was delayed due to the electrical issue. His agency would not confirm the fate of the flight’s passengers.
It wasn’t known whether anyone on board the airplane had life-threatening conditions, Martin said. “You’re going to want to be extra careful if you go out there right now, especially when the electrical system is failing,” he said. “What we need to do is see how far we can take this and make sure we don’t send anything over the edge into the water.”
He cautioned that any pilot’s safety would hinge on their ability to communicate their flight plan over the air.
On Wednesday, the pilot was wearing a harness on his right side that required him to bend his body to avoid hitting power lines that could have sho코인카지노rted circuit the lines. In addition, he did not have a seat belt or a protective mask, Martin said.