Air Force demonstration plane makes emergency landing


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fighter plane belonging to the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron has made an emergency landing at Albuquerque's international airport.

Airport officials say the F-16 Thunderbird landed at Albuquerque Sunport without incident Thursday morning after having engine problems during a training flight.

Officials say the airport offered the nearest runway to land. It was not immediately clear where the pilot was coming from or where the plane was headed.

The plane was towed to nearby Kirtland Air Force Base so mechanics could look at it.

The Thunderbirds precision flying team is scheduled to perform this weekend in New Jersey as part of the Millville Wheels and Wings Airshow. The team is based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

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