Diverted Plane Lands Safely at County Airport

County officials say no emergency was declared.

A regional aircraft landed safely at Westchester County Airport Tuesday afternoon after it was diverted shortly after leaving LaGuardia Airport, according to a county official.

The plane was redirected around 1 p.m., the official said. An emergency was never declared.

Newsday is reporting the plane was carrying 50 passengers en-route to Pittsburgh when a warning light turned on. The plane landed after burning off fuel as a precaution, according to the report.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was one of the passengers on the plane, according to the same report.


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