TULSA — A U.S. Navy plane has diverted to Tulsa International Airport for an emergency landing after a pilot reported a possible fire on board, authorities say.
After a safe landing, airport officials said it was determined to be an overheated fan that caused the concern.
Authorities tell us all 22 passengers de-boarded safely. No injuries have been reported.
The plane is being moved to a cargo ramp awaiting maintenance.
A spokesperson for Tulsa International Airport tweeted this statement:
"At 3:09 PM a military aircraft made an emergency landing at TUL without incident. In an abundance of caution, the crew elected to deplane the aircraft on a nearby taxiway. None of the 22 passengers on board were injured. The airport remained open with flights landing on the crosswind runway until the main runway opened a short time later. Flight operations have returned to normal."
2 News Works for you is on scene and we will update this story when we have more information confirmed.
We’re at the Tulsa International Airport where staff tell us a plane made an emergency landing about 30 minutes ago after a pilot reported a potential fire on the aircraft.
— Megan Allison (@mallisonKJRH) March 5, 2019
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