An American Eagle flight en-route from Dallas to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport made an emergency landing in Texarkana Thursday due to flight control problems.
According to radio traffic between Envoy Air Flight 3168 and air traffic control the pilot said that the flight controls were shaking pretty bad and he declared an emergency.
Envoy Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group that operates flights under the American Eagle brand.
Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department was put on Alert 1 status and Crash 1 held just short of the runway. Multiple LifeNet ambulances and LEVFD were alerted and staged in the area around Lake Wright Patman for a short time while the plane was descending for landing at Texarkana Regional Airport.
Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center provided the pilot vectors to the airport where it he safely landed at 1:16 p.m.
According to FAA flight plan records the flight departed Texarkana for Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati at 6:48 p.m.
Envoy Air has yet to respond to TXK Today’s inquiry of what was determined to cause the shaking