Mitchell International Airport temporarily shut down after military aircraft makes emergency landing
The one runway open to commercial traffic at Mitchell International Airport this summer is shut down this hour after a military aircraft made an emergency landing.
The aircraft that made an emergency landing is a KC-135 with the 128th Air Refueling Wing — and it apparently blew two tires upon landing.
The KC-135 is currently stopped and disabled on the runway. Officials say nobody has been hurt.
All flights are temporarily on hold as a result of this incident.
There are two runways that normally handle commercial traffic, but one of them is shut down this summer for construction.
FOX6 News has a crew headed to the scene — and we’ll update this story as soon as more information is available.