Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gulfstream G150 makes emergency landing at Long Beach Airport

(Photo by Stephen Carr - Long Beach Press Telegram)

Gulfstream G150 (c/n 232) N928ST carrying eight people landed safely at the Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) Tuesday morning (March 22, 2011) after reporting hydraulic failure.

The plane was about 10 minutes from landing shortly after 11 a.m. when it called the airport to report the hydraulic problem and later told the tower it was also having trouble with the steering and vertical controls.

The plane landed without incident at 11:15 a.m., said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation and Administration spokesman.

Long Beach Fire Department crews said the plane, registered to Flying Bar B LLC in Utah, had no brakes afterward and would have to be towed into a docking space once it was deemed safe to do so.

Long Beach Firefighter Matt Dobberpuhl said the plane landed at 11:19 a.m. and all 22 fire department units called to the scene as the plane was approaching were released by 11:32 a.m.

(Tracy Manzer - Long Beach Press Telegram)

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