F-16 makes hard landing at Wickenburg Municipal Airport
From The Arizona Republic by Tessa Muggeridge – Oct. 22, 2009 12:44 PM
Engine problems prompted a military F-16 jet to make an emergency landing at the Wickenburg Municipal Airport Thursday morning, officials said.
The two-pilot crew on board was not injured in the hard landing, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The F-16D Fighting Falcon landed just short of the airport’s runway around 10:30 a.m. because it lost engine power, Luke Air Force Base spokesman Justin Oakes said. The jet was not scheduled to land at Wickenburg, but did because of the engine problems.
It was assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Oakes said.
First responders are conducting an investigation on the scene, he said.