Video, Photos: Plane Makes Emergency Landing

February 7, 2014

[Updated with photos + video] Police officers are restricting traffic in the area by the airport this evening [Feb 7] due to a plane making an emergency landing.

A police spokesperson said, “Emergency landing procedures have been initiated surrounding L. F. Wade International Airport due to a small plane attempting to land with reported landing gear issues.

“As a result, police officers will hold traffic heading east into St. George’s at Grotto Bay a‎nd traffic traveling west out of St. George’s will be held at the Swing Bridge round-a-bout until further notice.”

Update 7.05pm: What we believe to be the plane in question landed without incident, with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service on scene as a precautionary measure.

It is a Cessna Citation Sovereign airplane traveling from Miami and is pictured below. We have not been able to confirm this yet with officials, and are awaiting confirmation now.

Update 7.27pm: A police spokesperson said, “The small plane has since landed safely with no reported injuries. ‎Traffic flow surrounding L. F. Wade International Airport has now returned to normal. The Bermuda Police Service appreciates the patience and cooperation of the motorists delayed due to this situation.”

Update 8.50pm: Video of the landing

Update 8.05pm: A Government spokesperson said, “At 5:45pm this evening, a private Cessna Citation aircraft aborted its initial landing attempt at L.F. Wade International Airport due to an indication light in the cockpit that signaled a possible malfunction with the landing gear.

“It appeared that the landing gear was successfully deployed, however, was not locking in position. The aircraft was placed in a temporary holding pattern whilst the pilot attempted to rectify the fault.

“Arriving British Airways flight 2233 was cleared to land whilst the aircraft was holding.

“At approximately 6:10 pm, the pilot declared an emergency. All response personnel were advised and the Airport’s standard emergency procedures were put into affect including the temporary closure of surrounding roadways.

“At 6:34 pm, the pilot made a successful landing on runway 30 at the Clearwater end of the airfield. There were 2 crew and no passengers on board the aircraft.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    First thoughts – Oh no, Justin Bieber coming here?

    Glad to hear it seems to have been a false alert.

    • Audley Quallo says:

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….Ringmaster, you earned a steak dinner on that one. LMAO…Laugh of the Week.

    • mikasa ackerman says:

      I believe he’s stuck in Canada so were safe…for now…

      • Kangoocar says:

        The more North in Canada he is, the better the world is!!!!

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        You sure? Saw a video of him in a Miami police station getting the once over spread eagle. Hilarious!

        Maybe he was on his way home & the aircraft cabin got a little too smokey.

  2. Terry says:

    Just Ewart here for the weekdend.

  3. Street Smart says:

    I don’t think Justin’s pilots can fly right now……… Contact high from Justin’s CHEEEEB!! And not from the altitude!!

  4. Unbelievebale says:

    Bernews gets the goods every time.

  5. Johnboy says:

    That was an odd flight path – I thought it was aliens.

  6. Micro says:

    What was up with that extremely low fly-by by the BA flight over Harrington Sound? Could almost touch it, it was so low.