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UPS plane makes safe emergency landing in Rockford

September 11, 2014

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane landed safely Wednesday night at a Rockford airport after the pilot alerted that the aircraft lost all hydraulics, Chicago-Rockford International Airport fire chief Jim Klinefelter said.

The airport’s highest level of emergency was activated, triggering emergency crews from Rockford and nine surround departments, Klinefelter told the Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/ZhTAAh ).

There were four crew members aboard the Airbus A300. It landed without incident at about 11 p.m. after the pilot declared the emergency and asked for priority landing at about 9:45 p.m., authorities said.

Klinefelter called it a “best case scenario.”

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Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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