Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fighter pilot experiences in-flight emergency, lands safely

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Updated yesterday at 3:50 PM

The pilot of this A-10 Thunderbolt II successfully landed at the Boise airport after experiencing an in-flight emergency on Monday. (Credit: Paul Boehlke / KTVB)

BOISE -- An Idaho Air National Guard fighter jet made a successful landing at Gowen Field Monday after its landing gear reportedly became stuck while flying.

Colonel Tim Marsano said the single-seat A-10 aircraft was on a routine training mission when the in-flight emergency happened.

Ada County dispatchers say the pilot tried for approximately 45 minutes to shake the gear loose before successfully landing at approximately 3:20 p.m.

The A-10 is a close air support fighter that provides protection for ground forces.

The A-10 coasts with its landing gear down.


Note: The involved A-10C belongs to the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing (Idaho ANG), Boise.

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