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Feds Investigate SkyWest Plane's Emergency Landing in Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Federal officials are investigating, after a SkyWest passenger plane made an emergency landing late Tuesday at Milwaukee’s International Airport.

It was the fifth time in the last 3 years that an aircraft made by Bombardier of Canada had a problem with its landing gear. No one was injured in the Milwaukee landing, which involved a SkyWest aircraft that took off from Omaha Nebraska with 36 passengers and 3 crew members.

Officials said only 2 of the 3 landing gear sets had activated. Last Saturday, a similar problem occurred on an Atlantic Southeast flight that made an emergency landing at New York’s Kennedy Airport.

The FAA said there were other incidents involving Bombardier’s landing gear since 2008. The company did not comment on the Milwaukee incident – but it said its jets are safe. SkyWest says it will investigate, along with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.