The aircraft, a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog), exercised a precautionary landing at Topeka Regional/Forbes Field Airport (KFOE), Topeka, Kansas.
The airplane was not damaged and the sole pilot onboard was not injured during the incident.
A military aircraft safely made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon (June 4) at Forbes Field after suffering an unknown mechanical fault, according to cjonline.com.
The Public Affairs Office of the 190th Air Refueling Wing, based at Forbes, said in a phone interview the aircraft, an A-10 type, landed without incident as a precaution following notice to the crew of a mechanical problem. The emergency didn’t cause any injuries, the office said.
Air National Guard personnel moved the aircraft to a civilian hanger operated by Million Air Topeka for an inspection to determine the cause of the fault, the public information office said.