An A-10C Thunderbolt II made a rough “wheels-up” landing in Georgia on Tuesday, creating a headache for maintainers of the 75th Fighter Squadron.
The venerable “Warthog” traded some paint with the paved runway at Moody Air Force Base after the pilot declared an in-flight emergency prior to approach.
According to WALB, the pilot was evaluated by flight surgeons and released back to duty.
At the time of the incident, the A-10 was loaded with ordnance and was conducting a routine training mission.
An Interim Safety Board is investigating the incident.
Located near Valdosta, GA, Moody Air Force Base is home to the 74th and 75th fighter squadrons of the 23rd Fighter Group, known as the “Flying Tigers.”
The 75th FS are known as the “Tiger Sharks.”
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