ANG A-10 MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER PARTIAL LOSS OF THE CANOPY

A-10 emergency landing loss canopi
ANG A-10 makes emergency landing after partial loss of canopi (Note: this image has been modified with the removal of the canopi to better explain the fact).

On Nov. 7, 2018, at approx. 12:30 pm LT, the 185th Air Refueling Wing received notification of an in-flight emergency from an ANG A-10. The pilot, a member of the Idaho Air National Guard, reported a partial loss of the aircraft's canopy.

Shortly after reporting the mishap, members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing prepared to respond to the emergency landing. The pilot was able to safely land the aircraft without further incident. He was evaluated by medical personnel and appears to be uninjured.

The aircraft, an A-10 assigned to the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122d Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, had been on loan with the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing in Boise, Idaho. The aircraft was being flown from Boise to Fort Wayne with a planned stop in Sioux City for fuel.

The Air National Guard immediately sent a Team to Sioux City to investigate the incident.

Source: USAF 185 ARW