Plane makes unscheduled landing at Chippewa Valley Aiport


A passenger jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport on Tuesday.

Just before 7 p.m., Delta Airlines Flight 3587, out from Saginaw, Mich., diverted off its intended flight path, bound for Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Crews assembled at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport were put into position, and the plane – a Bombardier CRJ-200ER – was able to make an unscheduled landing.

According to an official with Eau Claire Fire Rescue, there was an indicator light there was a fire in one of the engines, but it was likely a malfunction in the system as there was no fire.

Officials say there were no passengers on the plane – only the crew – and EMS was not required.

Skyway Airlines says the plane will take off sometime Tuesday night and continue to the Twin Cities.

The aviation website shows the specific plane has been in service since July, 2003.

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