C-130 Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Landing gear problems prompted a California Air National Guard C-130J military transport plane with five people onboard to make an emergency landing at the Colorado Springs Airport.

Crews reported a problem with the landing gear at about 10 a.m. Sunday and circled the airport for about an hour and a half. The plane landed around noon after the crew was unable to resolve the problem.

No injuries were reported.

National Guard spokeswoman Maj. Kimberly Holman says the only damage was to the plane’s right main landing gear. She says the crew was on a routine training mission of practicing high altitude and high temperature landings and takeoffs.

The plane had taken off from Peterson Air Force Base Sunday and was planning to return there at the end of its mission.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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