Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Air Force F-15 Eagle: Incident occurred February 20, 2019 at Portland International Airport (KPDX), Multnomah County, Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) -- About 4 hours after an emergency alert was issued, an F-15 made a safe landing early Wednesday afternoon at PDX as emergency vehicles were ready on the runway.

At 8:46 a.m., an aircraft emergency alert Level 2 was declared that centered around its landing gear. The 142nd Fighter Wing said the Air Force F-15 Eagle from the Portland Air National Guard Base had been taking part in a normal training flight. 

The plane landed safely and without incident around 12:38 p.m. with the help of a barrier cable. Several emergency vehicles and a fire truck met the plane along with an emergency vehicle at the end of runway 28-L at PDX.

Commercial air traffic was not affected.

The single pilot inside the aircraft was not injured. An investigation was launched to figure out what caused the in-flight emergency.

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