Plane lands safely after triggering emergency landing

Published: Oct. 16, 2017 at 10:29 AM PDT
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Brian Kulpin with Reno-Tahoe International Airport says the military plane has landed safely and the emergency is over.

Emerson Marcus with the Nevada National Guard says the C-130 had taken off from the airport this morning carrying a crew from Maxwell Airforce Base in Alabama. The crew was involved in training at the Advanced Mountain Airlift Tactics School.

The Public Affairs office at Maxwell Airforce Base says the crew was providing airlift support as part of a training exercise when a red light came on, indicating that the landing gear was not properly locked. When the crew made the emergency landing, however, the landing gear worked fine. They are now looking into the possibility of an issue with the indicator light.


Original Story:

Emergency crews are preparing for an emergency landing at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Brian Kulpin with the airport says they received a signal from a military plane that they needed to make an emergency landing.

The airport is working with the National Guard to coordinate a response.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now on this developing story.