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Cargo plane pilot makes emergency nose-down landing at airport

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The full resources of emergency responders were deployed at the Guam International Airport after air traffic control received a call for help at around 1:30 Friday afternoon. The pilot of an Asia Pacific Airlines cargo plane on approach reported that he was experiencing problems with his landing gear.

All roads surrounding the airport in Tamuning were blocked off as the aircraft made an emergency landing Friday afternoon. It's first landing attempt was literally touch-and-go. Guam International Airport Authority executive director Chuck Ada told KUAM News, "They tried numerous procedures but unfortunately it was not able to come down."

The plane's nose gear was having problems, with the pilot's second attempt being successful.

Rescue crews were on standby the entire time. Ada continued, "The pilot did an outstanding job in getting the plane down safely. It made its final stop on our shorter runway of the two. South of our property, there was no smoke, no fire. Kudos to all the response organization, more specifically those from the airport that did exactly what they were supposed to do, in accordance of our policies and our stakeholders and partners in public safety. The Guam Fire Department, Guam Police Department, and the Office of Civil Defense."

The Asia Pacific plane was arriving from Honolulu, Hawaii, and no one was injured during the incident. With the airport having two runways, the emergency landing did not impact operations.

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