Plane makes emergency landing at MacArthur after fuel leak scare

Officials say the flight was headed from MacArthur Airport to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The pilot declared an emergency shortly after takeoff because he believed

Officials say the flight was headed from MacArthur Airport to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The pilot declared an emergency shortly after takeoff because he believed the plane was leaking gas.

Officials say the flight was headed from MacArthur Airport to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The pilot declared an emergency shortly after takeoff because he believed the plane was leaking gas. (4/28/16)

ISLIP - News 12 Long Island has learned a fuel leak scare prompted an emergency landing at MacArthur Airport this morning.

In cellphone video obtained by News 12, a passenger shows the Southwest flight landing this morning.

Officials say the flight was headed from MacArthur Airport to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The pilot declared an emergency shortly after takeoff because he believed the plane was leaking gas.

The plane turned around and was able to safely land at MacArthur.

Airport officials say the plane was inspected, and it was determined that there was no leak before the plane was put back in service. 

 

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