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Military plane diverts to Tulsa after reported fire on board

Posted at 3:38 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 22:14:23-05

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."

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