No injuries following emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- No one was hurt following an emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the 185th Air Refueling Wing received notice of an in-flight emergency from the pilot of an Air National Guard A-10.

The pilot, a member of the Idaho Air National Guard, reported a partial loss of the air canopy on the A-10.

WATCH LIVE: News conference on emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport

WATCH LIVE: News conference on emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport

Posted by KTIV News 4 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The pilot suffered no injuries.

The A-10, assigned to the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122 Fighter Wing, was on loan to the Idaho Air National Guard 124 Fighter Wing.

The A-10 was being flown back from Boise to Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a planned stop in Sioux City for refueling.

Emergency Landing at Sioux Gateway Airport

Emergency Landing at Sioux Gateway Airport

An Air National Guard Investigative team is en route to Sioux City.

The A-10 is commonly referred to as the Wart Hog or Hog.

The single-seat aircraft’s official name is the A-10 Thunderbolt 2.

While the Wart Hog can carry several munitions, it’s primary built-in weapon is the Avenger Auto Cannon, one of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown.

It is designed for a primary anti-tank role in combat and its first flight was May 1972.

The aircraft was produced from 1972-1984.

It cost $18.8 million.

Ashly Richardson

Ashly Richardson

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