Aspen-bound plane lands safely at DIA with landing gear problem |

Aspen-bound plane lands safely at DIA with landing gear problem

Bill Scanlon
Rocky Mountain News
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” An Air Shuttle airplane landed safely at Denver International Airport Friday afternoon, after its pilots alerted airport officials that it was having problems with its landing gear.

“It just landed,” Megan McCarthy, spokeswoman for United Airlines, said just after 2 p.m.

The Air Shuttle was flying a short hop from Denver to Aspen for United Express, when it turned around after encountering trouble.

In the middle of the crisis, DIA spokesman Jeff Green had said, “The gear is down now, but they’re requesting a tug to the gate.”

The Air Shuttle plane had taken off for Aspen, but then turned around when trouble with the gear ensued.

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