Military aircraft forced to make emergency landing at South Carolina airport

By HANNAH STRONG | The Sun News | Published: March 14, 2019

(Tribune News Service) — A military aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina on Thursday morning, according to Kirk Lovell, airport spokesman.

An issue with the F-16 aircraft caused the emergency landing, Lovell said. The plane landed with no issues, and there were no disruptions to commercial flight operations, he said.

It’s unknown whether the fighter jet was carrying any live ordnance, Lovell said.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. Myrtle Beach Fire Department crews were called out to assist, but the airport’s fire department was in charge of the incident.

The Sun News reached out to officials with the 169th Fighter Wing of the S.C. Air National Guard for comment about the emergency landing.

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