Philadelphia Airport Grounds Flights After 2 Planes Make Emergency Landings

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
April 29, 2016 Updated: April 29, 2016

Flights were grounded at the Philadelphia Airport after two planes made an emergency landing.

According to NBC News, flights were temporarily halted on Friday morning after Piedmont Air Flight 4801 from Richmond, Virginia, declared an emergency over smoke that was in the cockpit and cabin.

The plane landed safely and passengers were evacuated through an emergency slide

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted at 8:30 a.m. local time that it “issued a ground stop” due to the emergency.

The agency lifted the stop around a half-hour later. It added that one runway was operational and people should expect delays.

Nobody was injured, the Philadelphia Fire Department told NBC.

However, CBS Local reported that one person is being treated for minor smoke inhalation.

Meanwhile, it was reported that another plane had steering problems, prompting another emergency landing.

“An American Eagle pilot declared an emergency and made an emergency landing at approximately 8:30 AM. All passengers were taken off the aircraft safely and taken to the terminal. No injuries were reported,” the airport said about the second plane, reported FOX29.

More details were not made immediately available on the second plane.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.