DULUTH, MN – A plane with landing gear issues that diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Duluth landed successfully just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
According to the website Flight Tracker, the fixed wing multi engine plane took off this afternoon from Raleigh Durham North Carolina, destined for Hibbing before flying to Edmonton International.
Just before 5 p.m., Duluth Airport spokesperson Natalie Peterson said the airport learned the plane was going to attempting landing in Duluth.
A large emergency response including the air guard, fire department and St. Louis County Rescue Squad quickly arrived on scene.
Flight Tracker showed the flight spent more than hour circling over Duluth in an effort to burn fuel until the pilot decided to divert to the Twin Cities, prompting the emergency response to be cleared.
As of 6:45 p.m., MSP spokespeople said the plane remained on the runway, but was not impacting airport operations.
The six people on board were not hurt.
The 15 seater is registered to Emerald Cloud, LLC.