VIV-20171207-60917-USA – Vehicle Incident – USA – North-America

Air Force officials confirm that an F-18 made an emergency landing Wednesday at Barksdale Air Force Base. Witnesses near the base reported seeing black smoke coming from the back of the jet as it landed. The fixed-wing aircraft's pilot notified air traffic controllers of an in-flight emergency and requested permission to land as a precaution. The plane landed safely just before 11 a.m., a base spokesman said. "We can confirm that an F-18 from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 was diverted to Barksdale Air Force Base on Dec. 6 due to an aircraft system issue," said Deidre Patin, a ...

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