Coast Guard Falcon Makes Emergency Landing in Indiana

A U.S. Coast Guard FalconĀ  jet landed safely after circling the Purdue University airport for about an hour this afternoon.The plane had been trying to burn off fuel before attempting a landing with what pilots thought might be damaged landing gear.

The plane, had three people on board, according to Betty Stansbury, Purdue airport director. The Falcon 20 is a mid-sized transport jet.

Stansbury said the plane was scheduled for a planned fuel stop at Purdue when a landing gear indicator light came on.

The plane started circling about 11:45 a.m. and landed around 1 p.m.

Police, firefighters and other emergency crews had assembled at the airport, waiting for the plane to land.

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