Era plane makes emergency landing in Homer

Associated PressSeptember 26, 2012 

HOMER -- An overheating engine forced an Era Aviation plane to make an emergency landing in Homer earlier this week.

The Homer News reports that Flight 889 from Kodiak to Anchorage made the emergency landing Monday. There were 31 people on board the flight, including three crew members.

Era spokesman Steve Smith says a pilot noticed a high temperature on an engine and shut it down as a precautionary measure. The plane was diverted to Homer, where it landed safely.

Era flights were grounded earlier this month after the Federal Aviation Administration found cockpit voice recorders outdated. Era later said it had made the necessary updates. Another Era flight declared an emergency after a planet dropped 5,000 feet in the air before pilot regained control.

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