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Pics: A-10 makes emergency landing on its belly at Moody AFB

Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk)
April 08, 2020

An Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II was forced to make an emergency landing on its belly at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. on Tuesday.

The plane was conducting a routine training mission and experienced an in-flight emergency, according to a Moody AFB statement reported by WALB.

Photos of the incident were leaked to the popular Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page.

The pilot landed the plane without its landing gear extended, coming to a rest on its belly.

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The pilot was the only soul on board. They were evaluated by flight surgeons and deemed to have no injuries.

An Interim Safety Board is conducting an investigation of the incident.

The A-10 was assigned to the 75th Fighter Squadron, which is a part of the 23d Fighter Group that comprises the U.S. Air Force’s largest A-10C fighter group.

The 23d has approximately 48 A-10C planes and some 900 personnel.