Plane makes emergency landing at Norfolk International

Plane makes emergency landing at Norfolk International

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Plane makes emergency landing at Norfolk International

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 12 at 4:16 PM

NORFOLK-- An airport spokesperson confirms that an American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Norfolk International Airport early Saturday morning.

American Airlines flight 950 was en route from Sao Paulo, Brazil to John F. Kennedy International when the pilot noticed an indicator light that meant there was possible a fire in a cargo hold.

The pilot activated a fire suppression system and then decided to land the Boeing 777-200 twin engine jet at ORF around 6:00 a.m.

After landing,the airport fire department determined there was no indication of an actual fire on board the aircraft.

Robert Bowen, with Norfolk International, tells 13News Now that both fire and police crews were on scene as the plane landed.

Passengers deboarded and then went through necessary customs clearance. 

American Airlines arranged for another Boeing 777 to fly them to JFK around 2:00 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries and it is unclear at this time what caused the indicator light to come on.

 

 

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