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Plane destined for Belize makes emergency landing in Honduras

Posted: Monday, December 3, 2018. 2:46 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: This morning, a plane destined for Belize had to make an emergency landing in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

According to La Prensa, Honduras, the Piper PA 31 Cheyenne took off from Tegucigalpa around 9 :16 this morning en route to Belize.

However, minutes later Coronel Jorge Portillo Rojas noticed that he was experiencing technical issues with the landing gear.

Rojas drove over Tegucigalpa several times to burn gas and then decided to attempt landing at the airport.

A video posted online shows the terrifying moment around 10:54 a.m. that the plane tries to land on the runway swaying from side to side until it came to a halt in some grass.

The pilot and three other occupants were inside the plane at the time.

Honduran emergency officials responded immediately. Fortunately, the plane did not explode and remains parked beside the runway.

The airport has suspended all operations after the incident.

 

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