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Malfunctioning landing gear led to C-130’s belly landing at HAFB

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Aug 18 2014 08:30 am • Last Updated Aug 18 2014 10:17 pm

A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 aircraft assisting regional firefighting efforts was forced to make an emergency belly landing at northern Utah’s Hill Air Force Base after developing landing gear problems.

HAFB spokeswoman Andrea Mason said on Monday that no one on the aircraft, which is used to bombard forest fires with fire retardant, was injured in the 1 p.m. Sunday landing.

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Mason said the plane did catch fire during the emergency landing, but emergency crews were ready and quickly doused the flames.

The aircraft belongs to WANG’s 153rd Airlift Wing located in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Mason said that since July 20, such military aircraft have flown 131 air drops, dumping more than 244,000 gallons of fire retardant.


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