Airport fire crews respond to emergency landing

Disasters and AccidentsAir Transportation DisastersPhiladelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)Embraer SA

Indianapolis International Airport fire crews respond to an emergency landing early Tuesday morning.

US Airways flight 3339 from Philadelphia to Indianapolis alerted air traffic control operators to a possible landing gear problem around 1 a.m.

According to airport spokesperson Carlo Bertolini, the jet made a pass by the airport for a visual inspection of the landing gear. During that inspection, everything checked out OK.

The pilot of the Embraer ERJ-170 aircraft, operated by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, decided to burn off fuel before making a safe landing at Indianapolis International Airport.

Once on the ground, crews did find a flat tire.

It is not known how many people were on board the flight at the time of the emergency landing. 

However, the aircraft can contain up to 70 passengers on a standard configuration from the manufacturer.

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