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No injuries after plane makes emergency landing at Paducah’s Barkley Regional Airport

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PADUCAH (WSIL) -- A plane landed safely Monday afternoon at Barkley Regional Airport, after a pilot reported an engine on fire.

At 12:15 p.m. air traffic control was notified of an aircraft inbound with engine fire. At 12:16 p.m. Barkley Airport fire and rescue contacted central dispatch requested mutual aid from other agencies while responding to the runway where the plane was going to land.

At 12:18 the aircraft, a Learjet 60 with 2 people on board, landed safely without incident. No one on board was injured.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Kenzie Dillow

Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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