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U.S. Air Force Plane Makes Emergency Landing in San Antonio

A U.S. Air Force jet made an emergency landing at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, on March 15th.

The C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane was returning from a training mission when the crew declared an emergency due to a landing gear malfunction.

The plane landed on its nose. All eleven people aboard remained uninjured.

U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indonesia

A U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 plane had to make an emergency landing at Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport, Indonesia, on March 24th.

Indonesian air force spokesperson Air Vice Marshall Jemi Trisonjaya said the plane declared an emergency after one of the engines failed.

The plane was transporting 20 American military personnel from a base in Diego Garcia to Kadena Air Base, Japan, at the time.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

U.S. Air-force Bomber makes Emergency Landing in Texas due to Hydraulic Issue

A U.S. Air-force B-52 bomber had to make an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Texas, on November 5.

The heavy bomber aircraft had to land in emergency due to some issue with one of its hydraulics.

The plane landed safely.

All 3 crew members aboard remained unhurt.

U.S Air Force Jet Diverts to Iowa due to Cracked Windshield

A U.S. Air Force Boeing-757 jet made an emergency landing at Des Moines International Airport, Iowa, at around 9:30 A.M. on August 7th.

The white unmarked jet diverted from its flight plan after its windshield cracked mid-air.

The aircraft landed safely. All 9 people aboard remained unhurt.

U.S. Air Force Tanker Makes Emergency Landing at RAF Mildenhall

US air forceA U.S. Air Force refueling plane made an emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall airbase in England, on April 29.

The KC-135 Stratotanker was on a routine mission when it had to declare an in-flight emergency due to a flight control-related fault.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 3 passengers and 3 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

U.S. Air Force Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in St. John’s

Military planeA U.S. military aircraft had to make an emergency landing at St. John’s International Airport in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on October 21.

According to airport spokesperson Marie Manning, the decision for emergency landing was made due to a warning indicator in the cockpit. The U.S. Air Force C-130 plane was heading from Ireland to St. John’s at the time.

The aircraft landed uneventfully and all 7 people aboard remained unharmed.

82 U.S. Air Force F-16Ds Grounded due to Cracks

On August 19, the U.S. Air Force said that they grounded 82 two-seater F-16D fighter jets because of canopy sill longeron cracks discovered between the front and rear pilots seats.

One hundred and fifty-seven F-16Ds were inspected by individual F-16 units and the cracks were discovered in 82. According to the Air Force sources, the 24 years old F-16D fleet is primarily used for training.

Lt. Col. Steve Grotjohn, Weapons System Division deputy chief said, “As aircraft accumulate flight hours, cracks develop due to fatigue from sustained operations… Fortunately, we have a robust maintenance, inspection and structural integrity program to discover and repair deficiencies as they occur.”

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