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A-10 Thunderbolt II made an emergency landing in Kansas

The aircraft, a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog), exercised a precautionary landing at Topeka Regional/Forbes Field Airport (KFOE), Topeka, Kansas.

The airplane was not damaged and the sole pilot onboard was not injured during the incident.

A military aircraft safely made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon (June 4) at Forbes Field after suffering an unknown mechanical fault, according to cjonline.com.

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The Public Affairs Office of the 190th Air Refueling Wing, based at Forbes, said in a phone interview the aircraft, an A-10 type, landed without incident as a precaution following notice to the crew of a mechanical problem. The emergency didn’t cause any injuries, the office said.

Air National Guard personnel moved the aircraft to a civilian hanger operated by Million Air Topeka for an inspection to determine the cause of the fault, the public information office said.

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