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Crew from Saturday's emergency plane landing has Midstate ties - abc27 WHTM

Crew from Saturday's emergency plane landing has Midstate ties

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

According to a spokesperson for US Airways, the flight crew involved in Saturday's emergency plane landing in Newark—sans gear—has ties to the midstate.

The US Airways plane originated from Philadelphia, but the flight crew operates out of Harrisburg International Airport.

Early yesterday morning, the twin propeller engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark's Liberty International Airport when its landing gear stopped working.

The plane circled while trying to get the gear down, but when that failed, the captain made the last-minute decision to land the plane on its belly, sending sparks across the runway.

A US Airways spokesperson confirmed to abc27 that the three crew members on board are based out of Harrisburg.

Authorities reported 31 passengers and 3 crew members all got off safely.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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