Kalitta Air Cargo Plane Lands Safely in Detroit After Losing Engine.
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- On October 20, 2004, Kalitta Air Kalitta Air is an American cargo airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. It operates international scheduled and ad-hoc cargo charter services. Its main base is Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti. operating a Boeing 747 N709CK left Chicago's O'Hare International Airport O'Hare International Airport is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. It is the largest hub of United Airlines (whose headquarters is in downtown Chicago) and the second-largest hub of American Airlines (after bound for New York's Kennedy International Airport Noun 1. Kennedy International Airport - a large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City
Kennedy Interrnational, Kennedy
Long Island - an island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end when it experienced mechanical difficulties with one of the four engines. Five crewmembers were aboard the airplane when it landed safely at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. No injuries were sustained. It is believed that one of the four engines separated from the airplane while in flight over Lake Michigan.
The airplane originally departed Hong Kong with a full load consisting of general merchandise cargo. From Hong Kong the airplane stopped in Khabarovsk, Russia for fuel and then continued to Anchorage, Alaska for fuel before stopping at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois bound for Kennedy International Airport in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of .
Kalitta Air received Part 121 Air Carrier Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control in November 2000. Kalitta Air is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan at Willow Run Airport Willow Run Airport (IATA: YIP, ICAO: KYIP) is an airport located in Van Buren Charter Township near Ypsilanti, Michigan, that serves freight, corporate, and general aviation clients. No commercial passenger services are available at the airport. and flies cargo internationally. Kalitta Air operates eleven (11) Boeing 747 airplanes to transport cargo worldwide. The Boeing 747 is equipped with four Pratt and Whitney JT9D engines and they are recognized for their safety and reliability record.
The Company is working with the FAA officials and National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the incident. The Company's Safety Department is diligently inspecting all maintenance and airplane records and will continue to investigate the cause of this incident.
The Director of Operations for Kalitta Air would like to commend the actions of Detroit Metropolitan Airport in handling this emergency. The Company appreciates the support and swift response of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and all of those who assisted in the safe landing of the aircraft. Their actions and the well trained experienced crewmembers ensured that the airplane landed safely and no one was injured.