No one was injured Monday when a two engine plane flying from Omaha to Perry made an emergency landing in Atlantic following reports of smoke in the cockpit.
The Atlantic fire department was dispatched to the airport at around 2:50 p.m. following a call from Minneapolis Air Traffic Control stating the plane had smoke in the cockpit and would be landing in five minutes. The plane landed without incident and the cause turned out to be a “burnt-up” vent motor.
KJAN News reported that the plane is registered to Dutch Aviation, LLC., in Perry and was piloted by Nick Lambert, of Perry. There was one male passenger on board. The plane, a 1985 twin-engine Beechcraft King Air TurboProp A90, was inspected and resumed its flight after about an hour.