SOUTH BEND -- Two planes in two days had to make emergency landings at South Bend Regional Airport for various technical reasons.
The airport's director says Delta flight 63-70 had problems with the hinges on the wing flaps Saturday. The flaps control the landing speed of the plane. And Saturday, the pilot had to make a much faster landing than normal.
The plane was on its way from Detroit to South Bend when it landed at 1:20 Saturday afternoon. 57 passengers were on board the plane at the time. No one was hurt.
57 people were also on board a United Express flight that had to make an emergency landing Friday. The regional jet reported hydraulic problems to air traffic control just before 11 a.m. It was able to land safely and crews towed it to the gate.