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 about 12:30 pm local time, the 185th Air Refueling Wing received notification of an in-flight emergency from an Air National Guard 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 in-flight emergency, 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.

The pilot 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.

An Air National Guard investigation team is currently en route to Sioux City to investigate this incident. Safety is a priority with the Air National Guard and the incident will be thoroughly investigated.

Source: USAF 185 ARW

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