jbob Posted August 18, 2014 Share Posted August 18, 2014 (edited) [ATTACH=CONFIG]4303[/ATTACH] HILL AIR FORCE BASE, OGDEN â€” A C-130 performed an emergency landing at Hill Air Force Base on Sunday afternoon. The aircraft declared an inflight emergency and landed around 1 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from Hill Air Force Baseâ€™s Office of Public Affairs. "The aircraft was on a firefighting mission when the air crew became aware of a potential malfunction with the nose landing gear. The crew then executed an emergency landing," said Army Major Beth Smith of U.S. Northern Command. The aircraft sustained minor damage, but none of the six crewmembers on the plane were injured, Smith said. The C-130 came from the 153rd Air Refueling Wing with the Wyoming Air National Guard, the press release said. Smith said the aircraft was under the command of the U.S. Northern Command. â€œThe aircrew was conducting fire-fighting missions and was scheduled to arrive (at Hill Air Force Base) to refuel and resupply,â€ the press release said. According to Smith, U.S. Northern command conducted more than 131 air drops, and they dropped over 244,000 gallons of retardant this fire season alone. "U.S. Northern Command was established in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and is responsible for homeland defense and reports to civil authorities," Smith said. View oringinal article: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=31181238&nid=148&fm=most_popular&s_cid=popular-3 Image credit: http://fox13now.com/2014/08/17/photo-air-force-plane-makes-hard-landing-at-hill-air-force-base/ Edited August 18, 2014 by Casey promotion to article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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