Ameriflight plane on the airport runway as seen from Simpson Bay. (John Halley photo)
~ Other flights redirected ~
AIRPORT–A small plane has made an emergency landing at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM.
The runway was closed to incoming flights due to the disabled plane sitting on the runway. Flights were being redirected to surrounding airports including Grand Case and St. Barths. But The runway was reopened around 3:15 p.m. The Daily Herald understands the Ameriflight plane made the emergency landing on its back wheels as the nosewheel wouldn’t deploy. Ameriflight usually brings in cargo for United Parcels Services (UPS) from Puerto Rico.
Source: Daily Herald
UPDATE: Small plane makes emergency landing