An A-10 Thunderbolt II made a belly landing at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, after its pilot declared an in-flight emergency during a routine training flight. The A-10C, assigned to the 75th Fighter Squadron at the base, touched down without its landing gear extended.
Photos of the mishap surfaced on an unofficial Air Force Facebook page, showing the A-10 close-air support aircraft resting on its underside on the flight line as airmen and emergency crews responded to the incident.
The pilot, who was the only person aboard the single-seat jet, was not injured and evaluated by flight surgeons. The 23rd Wing could not provide additional details, but the base leaders have launched an investigation into the accident.
Undercarriage used for either takeoff or landing.
The portion of an airfield where planes are parked and serviced.
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