Cessna Citation having mechanical problems near Rocky Mountain Airport

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Within the last 20-30 minutes Rocky Mountain Airport activated a "Code Orange". (Primary Comms are on the DTR Rocky Mountain Airport Emergency Channel, TGID 1519). Evidently a Cessna Citation aircraft is having mechanical problems, they have 2 souls on board with 5000 Lbs of fuel. The aircraft is dumping most of it's fuel before landing, which is expected to take about 1 hour. Due to delay, all North Metro Fire & Medic units went back into service, they will be re-toned prior to landing attempt.
 

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So, the aircraft is now planning to land on runway 29-right (it made numerous "test" passes in the last few minutes). The aircraft was asked to turn off landing lights so tower could get a better view of the wheels.
 

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Update: the plane has landed safely, all North Metro units going back into service. As an aside. I've been hearing call signs "R-59" and "R-65", are those "regular" North Metro Fire units with special gear for airport emergencies?
 

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Update: the plane has landed safely, all North Metro units going back into service. As an aside. I've been hearing call signs "R-59" and "R-65", are those "regular" North Metro Fire units with special gear for airport emergencies?
The airport itself operates a crash rig - ARFF 55 to go along with the North Metro rig, numbered 65. Check out the 5280fire.com website. Not sure about '59'.
 

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Aircraft callsign sounded like Foothills 444. Problem was that the landing gear was cocked about 20 degrees to the side.
 
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