F-16 fighter jet makes ‘hard landing’ at Honolulu’s airport
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A runway at Honolulu’s airport was closed for hours Monday after an F-16 fighter jet made a “hard landing,” coming to rest on its nose.
A state Transportation Department spokesperson said the landing gear on the aircraft didn’t deploy.
No one was injured in the incident, which happened about 2:45 p.m.
But Runway 4R was closed while crews worked to move the craft. All planes were using Runway 8R and delays were anticipated.
The spokesperson said the F-16 was a visiting aircraft and not owned by the Hawaii Air National Guard.
Sources told Hawaii News Now the aircraft was flying in from Arizona. International media reported the F-16 belongs to Taiwan and was on its way to the country to be upgraded.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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