OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - The Air Force says some air crew members were treated for smoke inhalation after their jet made an emergency stop on the runway before it could take off from a base near Omaha.
Offutt Air Force Base spokesman Delanie (duh-LAYE’-nee) Stafford said Friday that the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft was stopped around 6:30 p.m. Thursday before it could leave on a local training flight. He says none of the 27 on board suffered serious injuries.
Stafford says base firefighters put out the blaze inside the fuselage of the four-engine jet, which is configured for intelligence and reconnaissance missions. The fire cause and the extent of the repairs needed are being investigated.
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