XNA Runway Open Again After Plane Made Emergency Landing

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The runway is open again after authorities responded to an emergency involving an aircraft at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Thursday morning (June 12), officials say.

A Delta plane carrying 50 passengers going from XNA to Atlanta had to circle back to the airport after discovering steering issues. The pilot made an emergency landing at XNA, dumped fuel and blew a tire, according to officials.

The airport began delaying flights after the plane made its landing. Arrivals from Dallas, Minneapolis, Newark and Atlanta have all been delayed by the situation. Departures to Chicago, Denver and Atlanta have also been delayed, according to tweets from XNA.

No injuries were reported.


  • Hayden Hodges

    What a blessing! Great move by the pilots, crew, and co-workers at the airport to save these lives.

  • Dirk Diggler

    The aircraft involved (a CRJ-200) cannot dump fuel. The media seems to never gets even simple things right in aviation stories. If they make an assumption (the plane circled? It MUST be dumping fuel!) then what other “facts” in other stories are wrong?

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