News, Flex | Full call to Flesland: Aircraft reported brake problems

News, Flex |  Full call to Flesland: Aircraft reported brake problems

HRS Southern Norway's rescue manager, Vincent Roos, tells BA that a propeller plane from Widerøe has reported brake problems.

– It was an aircraft with hydraulic problems that had been prepared for a “high speed landing”. In practice, that means they've lost braking power, Roos initially told PA.

The flight landed, operations manager confirmed at Øystein Skaar, Flesland.

– I can confirm that we had an emergency and the plane landed, he tells PA.

Widerøe: – A “mayday” is announced

– We received information from Bergen Airport that there may be a problem with the landing of the plane, says Shahruz Lahouti.

He is the duty commander at the 110 center and says they have left with personnel from four stations.

– We are evacuating according to the procedures we have for such incidents, duty commander Lahouti said shortly after receiving the call.

The aircraft was en route to Kristiansand, and the main rescue center was notified of the problems at 1505.

Roos says it's not an urgent message, but according to Widerøe, a “mayday” has been announced.

– On the way to Kristiansand the plane had technical problems and had to return to Flesland. I know a “mayday” was announced, so all emergency vehicles were on site when the plane landed, says Katharina Solli, Widerøe's communications manager.

She informs BA that the landing was safe.

Big call

At 1520, BA received a tip that several emergency services were en route to the airport.

The air ambulance also took off en route to Flesland, but turned back shortly after landing, Flightradar shows.

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Police operations manager Fred Goldthwaite confirms they have sent “a lot” of resources towards Flesland, but several patrols are already returning.

– Emergency landing from Widerøe plane. The landing should have gone as planned, Kolltveit tells BA.

– 50 passengers on board

The air ambulance also took off en route to Flesland, but turned back shortly after landing, Flightradar shows.

There should be no harm to people or aircraft. According to Kolltveit, there were 50 passengers on board, in addition to the three crew members. This is confirmed by Widerøe.

Andrine Graue-Einarsen is part of the flight detection community in Flesland. She says she saw a propeller plane on the land in question.

– We see an ambulance on the runway.

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