UPS Boeing 767 Makes An Emergency Landing in Rockford, For A Possible Engine Fire
Sources at the airport are reporting a UPS Boeing 767 (UPS102) had to make an emergency landing overnight in Rockford.
A UPS Boeing 767 departed from the Rockford Airport (KRFD) at approx. 3:21 am and was headed for Alaska.
During the flight, pilots were reporting a possible engine fire.
The engine fire light came on during the flight, shortly after it departed the Rockford Airport.
If there was a fire in the engine, it had extinguished itself before landing.
The flight was at 28,000 feet, and over the Mississippi River area approx. 3:32 am, when it diverted back to the Rockford Airport.
Sources said it was “officially diverted” at approx. 3:35 am.
The UPS pilots flew the UPS 767 aircraft back into the Rockford Airport for precaution.
They landed safely on Runway 1 at approx. 3:55 am.
Emergency personnel were on standby as the aircraft landed.
You can watch the aircraft taxi from the runway, over to the UPS terminal in the video below.
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