Friday, December 25, 2015

Incident occurred December 25, 2015 at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF), Erie County, New York

A small private plane declaring an inflight emergency Friday after experiencing electrical problems landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The twin-engine turboprop Rockwell Challenger Commander had requested permission for an emergency landing, prompting airport officials to declare a low-level alert. Emergency vehicles were standing by, but the plane landed without incident at 2:05 p.m., and taxied to Prior Aviation for inspection.

“It’s being checked out, and the alert has been concluded,” said Douglas Hartmeyer, spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which operates the airport in Cheektowaga. “The plane had a completely normal, safe landing.”

Hartmeyer said the plane had left Orange, Mass., bound for Pontiac, Mich., with seven people aboard, including the pilot and crew. The 11-seat plane, manufactured in 1981, is registered to Sasha Air LLC of Hingham, Mass., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.



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