U.S. Air Force plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 4:27 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A U.S. Air Force plane made an emergency landing in Kansas City after experiencing engine problems while headed from Oklahoma to an air show in Pennsylanvia.

Kansas City Aviation Department spokesman Joe McBride said in a news release that a U.S. Air Force Texan II single-engine turboprop trainer aircraft was flying at 27,000 feet Thursday morning when its engine's power became "extremely weak."

The two people aboard contacted air traffic controllers and landed about 20 minutes later at the Kansas City International Airport. McBride said the aircraft was towed to a nearby facility where U.S. Air Force mechanics could examine it.

The plane had taken off from Vance Air Force Base near Enid, Okla., and was headed to an air show near Pittsburgh.


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