Engine fire forces Air Force plane to land at Nebraska airport
By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 12, 2019
LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say an engine fire caused a U.S. Air Force plane to make an emergency landing at Lincoln Airport.
The four-engine airborne warning and control system plane touched down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Lincoln Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Dave Engler says the six people on board escaped safely and says the fire was put out within 15 minutes.
The Air Force released a statement that said the plane is part of the 522nd Air Control Wing, which is based at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The fire cause and the damage it caused are being investigated.