February 07, 2019
A Porter Airlines flight from Newark to Toronto had to make an emergency landing at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Thursday after it began experiencing engine trouble during the flight.
The pilots landed the plane, carrying 31 passengers and four crew members, with one of its two engines shut off, according to the Citizens Voice.
In this video from the airport, only one of the plane’s propellers appears to be moving after it’s landed:
Emergency crews respond to @flyavp for an emergency landing. Report of an airplane with an engine not functioning. A plane landed that appeared to have a propeller that was not moving. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/vdLCiCXcKo— Jessica Albert (@jessicaWNEP) February 7, 2019
Airport Director Carl Beardsley told the Citizens Voice the pilots made the right decision by landing at an airport close enough so the plane “was not going to run out of fuel.”
Porter Airlines was founded in 2006 and uses turboprop planes to fly between Canada and the United States. It operates through 56 airports across the two countries.
A little more than four years ago, another Porter Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Central Pennsylvania when a plane from Toronto to Washington was diverted because of smoke in the cockpit. That plane landed in Williamsport.