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Air Guard Refueler Lands Safely After Gear Sticks

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    Air Guard Refueler Lands Safely After Gear Sticks
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    An Air National Guard spokesman says an air tanker had to make a precautionary landing after its landing gear failed to retract after taking off.

    The KC-135, a mainstay of the refueling fleet for decades, landed safely at New Hampshire's Pease International Airport about 45 minutes after taking off Friday morning on a training mission.

    Maj. Nick Alcocer, a spokesman for the guard's 157th Air Refueling Wing, tells Foster's Daily Democrat that the three-person crew discovered the gear was stuck and figured a faulty electrical switch was to blame.

    Nobody was injured.

    On Thursday, a Navy Blue Angels fighter plane hit ice and slid off a runway in Maine. There were no injuries in that mishap.

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