KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Tucson

The occupants of a small plane were able to walk away Wednesday after an emergency landing near the airport in Tucson. Courtney Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, said the pilot did a good job of putting down in an area where there were no structures.

“A Cessna-182 had to make a landing because they ran out of gas. There were three people on board," Rodriguez explained. "There were no injuries and no damage was done to the airplane.”

Rodriguez said the plane landed in the desert, not far from Airpark Road in Tucson, needing only to refuel to be able to fly again.

In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.