Great Lakes Has More Landing Trouble

Great Lakes Has More Landing Trouble

Great Lakes Airlines has had three incidents involving malfunctioning landing gear in the past week.

This weekend, a pilot flying here from Denver was not confident the plane's landing gear had locked into place because an indicator light in the cockpit did not illuminate. The plane circled for an extra hour to burn off fuel, and the City of Sheridan had ambulance and firefighting services on standby for the landing. Airport manager, John Stopka, said he thought the problem had been fixed, but the same plane had the same issue again Tuesday.

The manager of the airport in Worland, Gary Thompson, said he also had a similar event at his airport last Thursday. Great Lakes Airlines did not respond to requests for comments.

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