Same plane declares another emergency landing |

Same plane declares another emergency landing

An American Eagle plane sits on the Yampa Valley Regional Airport tarmac Aug. 11 after experiencing problems with its flaps. The same plane made another emergency landing Thursday.
Matt Stensland

— An American Eagle regional jet originating from Dallas again landed safely at Yampa Valley Regional Airport after declaring an emergency Thursday.

YVRA airport manager Kevin Booth said it was the same plane and crew that declared an emergency landing a week ago, on Aug. 11.

Again, the crew was unable to lower the flaps before landing. The plane circled the airport once before landing.

Booth said the crew was able to lower the plane’s flaps once the landing gear was down.

“It was pretty much Groundhog Day,” Booth said.

Flaps are extended when a plane takes off and lands and allow planes to travel at slower speeds while maintaining lift.

Booth said emergency responders again were staged in case they were needed, but the plane made a normal landing.

The plane was again checked out by maintenance before departing for the return trip to Dallas.

The 70-passenger CR700 regional jet is operated by Envoy Air as American Eagle.

An American Airlines spokesman said Thursday they were reaching out to Envoy Air to gather additional information.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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