Plane lands at GJ Airport with mechanical problem

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A plane is back on the ground after circling the Grand Junction Regional Airport for half an hour Tuesday afternoon.

FAA officials say the United Airlines flight had landing gear trouble.

It happened just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say a Mesa Air Shuttle Dash 8 flying from Denver to Aspen had to make an emergency landing after a warning light went off saying there was a problem with the left main landing gear.

The plane was diverted to Grand Junction and landed safely just after 2:30 p.m. The plane was towed to the ramp and passengers were able to get off the plane.

The FFA is investigating and mechanics are looking at the plane.

No word on how the passengers are getting to Aspen.

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