Continental DC10 Makes Emergency Landing At Narita
Sep 1, 2001
A Continental Airlines DC10 jet bound for Guam from Tokyo with 240 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita international airport yesterday after the pilot reported possible trouble with the plane's landing gear.
Nobody was injured when Flight 964 landed safely back at Narita at 10:19 p.m. yesterday.
The jet took off from Narita at 8:55 p.m and about 30 minutes later the pilot noticed that the indicator showing when the landing gear has retracted properly had not come on. The pilot then decided to return to Narita as a precaution.
Passengers were taken to hotels near the airport to spend the night and were expected to fly to Guam today.
The plane was carrying 228 passengers and 12 crew.
Separately, a Delta Air Lines plane bound for Los Angeles also returned to Narita after its pilot reported trouble with a gauge that monitors ice on the wings, a news report said.
Delta Flight 78, carrying 176 passengers and crew, returned safely to Narita at 7:57 p.m. Friday, Kyodo News agency reported.