Pan Am Airbus Makes Emergency Landing
Oct. 27, 1990
LONDON (AP) _ A Pan Am jet with 183 people aboard made an emergency landing in the Hebrides, west of the Scottish mainland, after one of the aircraft's engines began losing oil, the plane's captain said.
The Airbus landed safely Friday at Stornoway Airport, on the Isle of Lewis, and no one was injured. The small airport had no suitable gangways so passengers were taken off in a basket rigged to a hydraulic lift, officials said.
Arrangements were being made to fly the passengers on to London. The flight had been headed to New York from Vienna.
The Isle of Lewis is the northernmost island of the Hebrides. The captain of the plane, Curtis Briggs, said he noticed the engine was losing pressure as the plane was about 50 miles south of Stornoway.