Perryville Fire Department stands by while stricken plane makes emergency landing at airport

PERRYVILLE — The Perryville Fire Department responded to the city’s airport last week, after the facility reported a two-engine plane was enroute, with one engine out.


Assistant Fire Chief Garrett Schott reported in a news release that the Perryville Airport manager received a phone call from Kansas City Center about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 2nd.


That phone call informed the manager that a twin engine plane enroute from Lexington, Kentucky to Wichita, Kansas had lost power in one of its engines and would need to make an emergency landing at Perryville.


At 10:29 the fire department was dispatched to the airport to standby while the plane landed.


As a safety measure, the plane circled the area, burning off excess fuel before attempting the landing.


At 10:47 the plane landed without incident or injuries among the four persons on board.


The Perryville Fire Department was assisted by the Chester Fire Department.


At 10:58 a.m. the Perryville Fire Department returned to the fire house.


The disposition of the aircraft, its make and model, ownership and names and hometowns of the occupants were not disclosed.