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Air Force jet makes emergency landing in Price

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013 3:05 p.m. MST

An Air Force A-10 aircraft out of Arizona made an emergency landing at the Price Airport Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. One of the plane's engines reportedly went out, said Assistant Airport Manager Jennifer Jensen.

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PRICE — An Air Force A-10 aircraft out of Arizona made an emergency landing at the Price Airport Wednesday.

One of the plane's engines reportedly went out, said Assistant Airport Manager Jennifer Jensen.

"Our airport was the closest with a long enough runaway," she said.

The pilot was able to land the aircraft without incident.

"He came in level, landed perfectly … pretty uneventful. It was a good landing," Jensen said. "Great end to a potentially bad situation."

Jensen said the airport will sometimes receive Blackhawk and Apache helicopters stopping for fuel, but an Air Force fighter jet landing there is extremely rare.

Pat Reavy

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