Small plane makes emergency landing at Roanoke airport

Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – An eight-passenger plane traveling to Meridian, Miss. made an emergency landing at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cessna 550 left Teterboro, N.J., but the airport says low oil pressure caused one of the two engines to shut down and which caused the cabin to lose pressurization, according to Bradley Boettcher, with the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

When this happened, Boettcher said the plane was about five minutes away from ROA when it called the FAA Tower to declare an emergency. The plane landed safely, the airport’s fire department followed the plane down the runway and escorted it to a parking area where it was examined and the passengers deplaned.

No injuries were reported.

Boettcher said he did not know the number of people on board the plane.

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