777 Pilot Dumps Fuel, Makes Emergency Landing at DFW - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

777 Pilot Dumps Fuel, Makes Emergency Landing at DFW

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy of KXAS Courtesy of KXAS

(KXAS) - A Korean Airlines flight out of DFW bound for Seoul had to turn around and make an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Sunday afternoon.

The Boeing 777 had only recently departed DFW Airport when pilots discovered a problem and radioed to controllers that they needed to return.

According to airport officials, the plane landed safely after the pilot circled the airport and dumped fuel.

David Magana, with the airport, said the aircraft was inspected upon landing and it was determined that nothing catastrophic had occurred. Magana said it will now be up to mechanics to determine if there was an actual mechanical issue with the aircraft.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting a former staffer and a local television reporter were both onboard Flight 32 and reported an engine failure shortly after takeoff.

Magana also said that as airport officials learned of the emergency, an Alert 3 was issued, which indicated something catastrophic has happened. Magana said operators quickly realized the wrong alert status was activated and changed the call to an Alert 2, which indicates there is a potential problem with an aircraft.

Due to the initial Alert 3 call, all runways were closed at DFW Airport for a short time.

There have been no reports of any injuries in connection with the emergency and officials have not yet said what specifically led the pilots to declare the emergency.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Killeen Woman's Incredible Fitness Transformation

    Killeen Woman's Incredible Fitness Transformation

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:35:43 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A five year transformation, from overweight to fit. A Killeen woman has qualified for the Olympia Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas.Andrea Calhoun has trained seven days a week, for the last 5 years, to compete against women from 5 different countries. "Everyone strives to make this show. It's the best of the best," Calhoun said. Calhoun was inspired to do this at the age of 19. She said she felt depressed, overweight and was told she would never amount to anything. "I kind of j...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A five year transformation, from overweight to fit. A Killeen woman has qualified for the Olympia Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas.Andrea Calhoun has trained seven days a week, for the last 5 years, to compete against women from 5 different countries. "Everyone strives to make this show. It's the best of the best," Calhoun said. Calhoun was inspired to do this at the age of 19. She said she felt depressed, overweight and was told she would never amount to anything. "I kind of j...More >>
  • Obama Signs Off On Request For More U.S. Troops In Baghdad

    Obama Signs Off On Request For More U.S. Troops In Baghdad

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:48 GMT
    (CNN)--President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized a request for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, according to a statement released by the White House."The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed military personnel to depart Iraq, while at the same time providing a more robust, sustainable security force for our personnel and facilities in Baghdad," the statement said.Meanwhile, the families ...More >>
    (CNN)--President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized a request for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, according to a statement released by the White House."The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed military personnel to depart Iraq, while at the same time providing a more robust, sustainable security force for our personnel and facilities in Baghdad," the statement said.Meanwhile, the families ...More >>
  • Local Military Non-Profit Helps Feed Thousands of Families

    Local Military Non-Profit Helps Feed Thousands of Families

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:51:46 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a time in his life when he didn't know where to turn; he didn't know how he was going to make it to his next paycheck. “When I first moved to Texas I was a single dad, and I came here with $40 in my pocket,” Specialist Kurtis Seaholm said. “My ex-wife took everything so it was just me and my son.” He applied for military emergency assistance, but it wasn't enough. It wasn't until he found Operation Phantom Support, that his hope was renewed. “They helped me a lot. They gave m...More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a time in his life when he didn't know where to turn; he didn't know how he was going to make it to his next paycheck. “When I first moved to Texas I was a single dad, and I came here with $40 in my pocket,” Specialist Kurtis Seaholm said. “My ex-wife took everything so it was just me and my son.” He applied for military emergency assistance, but it wasn't enough. It wasn't until he found Operation Phantom Support, that his hope was renewed. “They helped me a lot. They gave m...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.