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(Tribune News Service) — A military transport plane made an unplanned landing at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Monday morning after one of its four engines failed during a training flight, authorities said.

The C-130 Hercules, a Connecticut Air National Guard plane based at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, reported engine trouble just after 11 a.m., according to Maj. Dave Pytlik, the National Guard’s public affairs officer.

The plane returned safely to base “out of an abundance of caution,” he said. No one was injured.

“It’s a military aircraft and it can fly with an engine out,” Pytlik said. “But the prudent thing to do is return to base.”

IAFF Local S-15, the union representing state firefighters at Bradley Airport, said the Number 4 engine had gone out during the flight. Pytlik said the engine had experienced a mechanical issue.

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the Montana Air National Guard 120th Airlift Wing performs a flyover July 13, 2019, at the “Mission Over Malmstrom” open house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the Montana Air National Guard 120th Airlift Wing performs a flyover July 13, 2019, at the “Mission Over Malmstrom” open house event on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. (Devin Doskey/U.S. Air Force)


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