Thursday, February 5, 2009

Idaho Air National Guard jet hits runway light


Associated Press - February 4, 2009 4:34 PM ET

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Air National Guard officials say an A-10 Warthog fighter jet was damaged when it collided with a 20-foot runway light at the Boise airport.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the jet, was unharmed in the Wednesday morning mishap.

Lt. Col. Tim Marsano said investigators with the Idaho Air National Guard, the Boise Airport and local agencies are trying to determine what caused the collision.

He says the pilot, whose name was not released, was approaching the runway from the west on a routine training mission when the jet's landing gear made contact with 1 of the approach lights. Marsano says the jet landed safely, and that although the light is damaged it is not affecting airport traffic.


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