Mesaba Flight 3038 Suffers Engine Failure

A Northwest Airlink Saab 340B operated by Mesaba Airlines experienced an engine failure after takeoff from Pierre, South Dakota this morning. Mesaba flight 3038 lost power in one of its engines shortly after departure at 7:09 AM from Pierre, South Dakota. The flight was scheduled to arrive in Watertown, SD, then proceed on the Minneapolis, MN.

The flight returned to Pierre without incident just eleven minutes after departure.

Edit: New information from Mesaba pilots indicates that the aircraft received a warning indicating an overheated tail pipe in one of its engines, resulting in the diversion.

Below is a flight track of the incident provided by

Flight Track of Mesaba 3038

Flight Track of Mesaba 3038

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