A cargo jet departing Hangzhou Xiashan International Airport late last week had to quickly turn around and make an emergency landing after a wheel malfunction was discovered soon after takeoff.
Loong Air flight GJ8712 safely landed at 9:55am after departing the airport at 5:46 earlier that morning. Upon its arrival, the Boeing 733 cargo jet was intercepted by some ten firefighting trucks that sprayed the plane down with foam.
The unscheduled landing resulted in a number of flight delays, however normal operations resumed later that morning.
Xiaoshan Airport said the landing was precautionary and not an “emergency landing” as commonly reported by numerous Chinese news media.