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Plane makes emergency landing at St.Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport

~ Other flights redirected ~

Ameriflight plane on the airport runway as seen from Simpson Bay. (John Halley photo)

 

AIRPORT–A small plane  made an emergency landing at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM on Friday .

The runway was closed to incoming flights due to the disabled plane sitting on the runway. Flights were being redirected to surrounding airports including Grand Case and St. Barths. But The runway was reopened around 3:15 p.m. The  Ameriflight plane made the emergency landing on its back wheels as the nose-wheel wouldn’t deploy. Ameriflight usually brings in cargo for United Parcels Services (UPS) from Puerto Rico.

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