STEPHENVILLE — A U.S. Military C-5 Galaxy pane made an emergency landing at Stephenville airport early Saturday morning with 16 people on board, including 12 crew members and four military retirees.
Police received the report of the incident at 6:25 a.m. and in a release Stephenville Airport Corporation said it mobilized its emergency response services at 6:10 a.m. to this flight diversion.
Brenda Martin, airport manager, said in a situation of an aircraft landing, with the jet fuel that is onboard, the fire and emergency measure services crew positioned themselves on the tarmac for any outcome.
The plane originated in Wrightstown/McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and police said it was headed to Germany and diverted to Stephenville due to a fire indication reported in one of its four engines.
It has been reported the crew received warning and shut down one engine.
The aircraft landed safely at 6:24 a.m. with no injuries and by 7:30 a.m. all was reported clear.
On Monday, afternoon the plane was still at Stephenville airport awaiting a part to be flown in to replace the faulty part.