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Flap Problem Sends Airplane Back to Airport


April 21, 2022

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The Altoona-Blair Country Airport offers two runways, according to the Pa. Dept. of Aviation. One is 5,465 feet long and 100 feet wide. The other is 3,668 feet long and 75 feet wide. Both are constructed of asphalt and lighted.

A Boutique Air airplane on a regularly scheduled flight declared an emergency around 5:42 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, and returned to the airport after taking off.

No one was injured and passengers on the flight boarded another aircraft and were able to resume their planned travel, according to the manager of the Altoona-Blair County Airport in North Woodbury Township.

Airport Manager Tracy Plessinger said that a Boutique Air flight took off in the afternoon of April 14, a regularly scheduled flight to Pittsburgh.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot noticed that the flaps on his plane's win...

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