A U.S. Air Force KC-10 tanker lost its aerial refuelling boom while on a training flight in support of the Gunfighter Flag exercise. That was reported by www.aviationanalysis.net.
The KC-10 was conducting training in support of Mountain Home AFB’s Gunfighter Flag Exercise when the refueling boom separated from the aircraft near the range complex.
Following the incident the Travis AFB based KC-10 Extender made a emergency landing at 11:20 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time today at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
All crew members are safe and no injuries have been reported on the aircraft or on the ground.
Using either an advanced aerial refueling boom, or a hose and drogue centerline refueling system, the KC-10 can refuel a wide variety of U.S. and allied military aircraft within the same mission.