ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87396
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Narrative:An F-16 block 50 from 480th FS made an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after suffering a fuel leak.
|Date:||Saturday 8 January 2011|
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ
|Owner/operator:||USAFE (480th FS)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Spangdahlem, Germany|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The jet was part of a group of F-16s heading to the US from there home station at Spangdahlem Air Force base in Germany when the emergency was declared.
Prestwick airport activated its emergency response programme after the alarm was raised at about 1200 GMT. Local fire and medical services were put on alert, while Strathclyde Police said access roads to the airport were closed for about 15 minutes while the plane landed.
A spokesman said the F-16 landed safely and was accompanied by another jet (#96-0083) from the squadron.
The spokesman added: "Prestwick plans and prepares regularly for such an emergency and we are relieved it ended well."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-12142963 http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article4278.html www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2658708/posts www.wopular.com/f-16-lands-prestwick-after-fuel-leak
||Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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