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Friday, August 22 2014 @ 01:39 PM EDT

Flash - Airplane Making Emergency Landing at Tocumen - Engine On Fire

Safety & Security#Panama - By DON WINNER for - Breaking news - apparently a "large" airplane is trying to make an emergency landing at the Tocumen International Airport. According to residents in the area, the aircraft has made several low passes over the area, and there are smoke and flames coming from one of the engines. As of just seconds ago, the airplane has not yet landed, but is trying to set up for an emergency landing. No word on what kind of plane it is (make and model), nor is it passenger or cargo, private or commercial. Details as they become available...

Updates Will Be Added Right Here:

  • 10:42 am - Reportedly it's a Continental aircraft.

  • 10:44 am - Aircraft has landed. Continental airlines.

    Image of plane landing at Tocumen.

  • 10:51 am - Barring any additional news or significant updates, this incident is closed.

  • 11:02 am - This was the regularly scheduled Continental flight from Tocumen in Panama City to Houston. Depart: 9:55 a.m. Panama City, Panama (PTY), Arrive: 1:18 p.m. Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) Travel Time: 4 hr 23 mn, Flight: CO1031m Aircraft: Boeing 737-900 - Capacity: 173 (20 First, 153 Economy Class) Cruise Speed: 530 mph Propulsion: Two General Electric CFM56-7B26 High Bypass Ratio turbofan engines, rated at 26,300 pounds thrust each, Wingspan: 112 feet, 7 inches

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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