Military plane makes emergency landing at Stephenville airport

Frank Gale
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A C-130 Hercules Royal Canadian Air Force plane is seen at Stephenville airport on Wednesday afternoon just prior to leaving.

Stephenville International Airport activated its emergency response service with normal protocols Tuesday evening when an emergency was declared by the crew of a C-130 Hercules.

Brenda Martin, airport manager, said the Royal Canadian Air Force plane with a crew of nine on board, landed without incident following the 6:08 p.m. emergency call.

The emergency was declared for a mechanical problem relating to a hydraulic pressure warning. The plane had left Gander earlier and was on its way to Greenwood, NS, when the problem occurred.

The crew on board stayed in Stephenville for the night and several of the crew were able to repair the mechanical issue. The plane and crew left Stephenville at mid-afternoon on Wednesday on its way to its original destination.

Organizations: Stephenville International Airport, Canadian Air Force

Geographic location: Stephenville

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  • Home Reader
    May 16, 2013 - 14:34

    An airplane lands at an airport now there's something new in the news. Makes no wonder you can fold the Georgian and put it in your pocket.