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Moody’s Air Force Base A-10 makes emergency belly landing

An A-10C Thunderbolt II belonging to the 75th Fighter Squadron made an emergency belly landing at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) on Apr. 7, 2020 while it was returning from a routine training mission.

A US Air Force (USAF) A-10C Thunderbolt II belonging to the 75th Fighter Squadron made an emergency belly landing at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) on Apr. 7, 2020 while it was returning from a routine training mission, WALB news reported.

The A-10 had to land without its gear extended after its pilot declared an in-flight emergency

Following the landing, the pilot was evaluated by flight surgeons and deemed fit to be released.

Moody said an Interim Safety Board is investigating the incident.

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The base hosts the 23d Wing which organizes, trains and employs combat-ready A-10C, HC-130J, HH-60G, Guardian Angel Weapons System. The 23d Wing is home to the Air Force’s legendary “Flying Tigers” and consists of five groups, with 21 squadrons comprised of more than 4,000 Airmen, over 700 civilian employees and over 71 aircraft at two locations throughout the continental US. The wing provides A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft for close air support, forward air control and combat support for combatant commander requirements worldwide.

The 23d Wing also provides combat search and rescue and personnel recovery capabilities through the employment of HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and Guardian Angel weapon systems. The wing has units at Moody AFB, Ga., and Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla.

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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