Civilian Aircraft performs emergency landing at Naval Base Guam

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas
Stripes Guam

ASAN, Guam (Dec. 2, 2018) – A light, civilian aircraft made an emergency landing on Naval Base Guam's Orote Point Airfield this morning.

Naval Base Guam Fire and Emergency Services responded immediately and transported two injured occupants to Naval Hospital Guam. There were no fatalities.

The plane’s trajectory and momentum at landing carried it off the runway and into the surrounding jungle, where damage to the craft occurred. No damage occurred to the runway or operational facilities. Civil Authorities are investigating the incident.

In close coordination with Government of Guam Homeland Security/Civil Defense, Naval Base Guam Emergency Operations Center and Joint Region Marianas Regional Operation Center are coordinating notification and further reporting as necessary.

For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at (671) 349-4055/3209 or (671) 483-0736.

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