Overheated engine prompts emergency call at airport
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
March 23, 2011 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated March 24, 2011 at 10:25 p.m.
An Air Force T-38 plane sent in an emergency signal to the Victoria Regional Airport, prompting the response of the Victoria Fire Department about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The call was canceled while units were en route after the plane landed safely, said Assistant Fire Chief Dave Garza.
The two pilots on board reported a high temperature on engine No. 2, Garza said.
Because they would be landing with one engine, standard procedure prompted them to call in the emergency, Garza said.
The incident is not uncommon, given the Air Force routinely trains using touch-and-go landings at the airport, Garza said.
Corrected March 25, 2011