FedEx Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx cargo jet has landed safely at Sacramento International Airport after running low on fuel.
Airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie says the plane landed without incident just before 8 a.m. Thursday.

The pilot declared an in-flight emergency aboard FedEx flight 1490 because of the low fuel level.

The Airbus A310 jet had been en route from Memphis, Tenn., to Reno, Nev. Swankie says Reno was fogged in, so the plane and its four crew members diverted to Sacramento.

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  • Melissa in NorCal

    They typically retain an hour’s worth of fuel. He would have had to declare an emergency for priority so he could land next once he got to Sacramento. No more Avianca 52 disasters please. Good job pilots.

  • Old Hippie

    I wonder why they didn’t land at Mather?

  • 916 lady

    I read an article recently about how some pilots confessed they feel the airline/company doesn’t allow enough fuel cap for their trips and sometimes they feel uncomfortable knowing they don’t have that much fuel to begin with. Why not cut the problem from the start and just FUEL up? No need to take the chance of something bad happening, when it could be prevented.

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