E-3 damaged while landing at Nellis
By Charles Ramey, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 31, 2009
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft was damaged while landing Aug. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base.
The 32-person crew safely evacuated the aircraft and the subsequent fire was quickly extinguished by Nellis AFB emergency response forces.
The aircraft, flown by Airmen of the 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker AFB, Okla., is deployed to Nellis AFB for Red Flag Exercise 09-5 and was returning from a mission when the incident occurred.
The Air Force will convene a formal board to thoroughly investigate and determine the cause of the mishap.