MONTROSE — A military C-130 aircraft with a crew of six are all safe following an emergency landing Thursday night at the Montrose Regional Airport.
Around 7 p.m. all three Montrose Fire Protection District stations were alerted to an inbound military C-130 that had reported an engine fire and was preparing to land in Montrose.
The aircraft was flying over Telluride toward Montrose when the pilot alerted that there was no fire showing from the aircraft, according to radio traffic.
Shortly after 7 p.m. the aircraft made a landing at the airport on runway 1-7 with Montrose Regional Airport firefighters and Montrose Fire Protection District firefighters waiting.
The aircraft turned off the runway onto a taxiway and met firefighters who reported "some smoke" was showing from the aircraft, according to radio traffic.
The C-130 aircraft was equipped with four turbo-prop engines. At approximately 9 p.m. at Montrose Fire District units had cleared the scene, according to radio traffic.