Passengers describe turbulent flight after plane makes emergency landing at South Bend International Airport

NOW: Passengers describe turbulent flight after plane makes emergency landing at South Bend International Airport

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A passenger jet flying from Pensacola to Chicago made an emergency landing after having some engine troubles.

According to passenger Coleman Wells, “We were flying. There was a little more turbulence than normal, and the pilot said over the intercom that one of the engines was having trouble and that we were diverting here.”

The plane, carrying sixty-two passengers made a safe landing at South Bend International Airport. Emergency management officials told ABC57 that the plane was seen around 8:12pm and landed shortly after. This was a United Express flight operated by Air Wisconsin.

Wells, who was traveling with his fiancé, told ABC57 that the engine going out wasn't dramatic, leading to some turbulence during the flight.

He said that thankfully the issue was more of an annoyance than anything. 

“It was a bad situation, but it didn’t seem as bad as it could have been," said Wells. "The pilots did what they had to do and got everyone down safely.”

 

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