Era Flight Diverts to Homer After Engine Overheats

Michael Armstrong/Homer News


     An Era Aviation flight from Kodiak to Anchorage made an emergency landing in Homer Monday after the pilot shut down an overheating engine. Flight 889 landed safely at the Homer Airport at about 12:15 p.m.
     Michael Armstrong of the Homer News reports that the aircraft was carrying 28 passengers, two pilots and a flight attendant. It left Kodiak at 11:28 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage at about 12:25 p.m. Steve Smith, director of sales and marketing for Era, said the pilot noticed a high temperature on an engine and shut it down as a precautionary measure. The pilot then diverted to Homer and landed safely.
     Smith said the passengers were to be accommodated on other Era flights. Era mechanics are inspecting the engine, he said. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson said Era reported the incident to the NTSB, although it's not mandatory to report such incidents.