Air Force: F-16C fighter jet makes emergency landing at Ohio base

Air Force: F-16C fighter jet makes emergency landing at Ohio base
(Source: Ohio National Guard)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Air Force base spokesman says an F-16C fighter jet had to make an emergency landing in Ohio because of a hydraulic leak.

The Dayton Daily News reports the jet landed safely Tuesday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Base spokesman Bryan Ripple told the newspaper that the jet was one of two from the Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing that landed at the base shortly after 10 a.m.

Firefighters were standing by near the main runway as a precaution when the jet landed. Ripple said that is the normal procedure for any in-flight emergency declared by a pilot.

The fighter wing is a unit of the Ohio Air National Guard.

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