A private jet reportedly having problems with its engines landed safely at Long Beach Airport Monday morning while more than a dozen fire engines and other rescue apparatus staged at the airport awaiting its arrival.
The Dassault Falcon 900 jet was headed from San Diego to Honolulu when it diverted to Long Beach Airport shortly into the flight. A spokesperson for the Long Beach Fire Department said the plane was having trouble with one of its engines, forcing the emergency landing.
After burning off fuel over the ocean, the plane came in for a landing just before 9 a.m. It touched down safely and didn’t require any help from fire crews.
The LBFD said about 10 people were aboard.
UPDATE: This is the plane. LGB spokeswoman says the plane suffered engine failure. pic.twitter.com/b7WWbWmsEp— Jeremiah Dobruck (@jeremiahdobruck) December 5, 2022